Cinema Paradiso Methven is a boutique cinema located near Mt Hutt, twenty five minutes from Ashburton.

We are one of the smallest cinemas in New Zealand able to offer the latest blockbuster movies.

Open five days a week, we are licensed so you can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with your movies, and we offer soft drinks, popcorn and lollies.

Screening times, bookings & movie information

Click on the below movie posters to view screening times and to make a booking.

You can also watch the movie trailer and view detailed information about the movie including ratings, genre, consumer advice, length, and cast.

Now Showing

Click on movie posters for screening times, to make a booking, watch the trailer, and view movie information.

Coming Soon

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About Cinema Paradiso


Bookings can be made by phoning 03 302 1957, or made through this website – click on the movie you want to watch and fill out the booking form on that page.

If you make a booking on the phone please leave a contact phone number so we can ring you back to confirm your booking.

Car Parking

Car parking is available on Main Street and in behind the cinema, with rear door access to the building complex.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available from Cinema Paradiso.


Cinema Paradiso is open five days a week, Wednesday to Sunday.

Methven Movie Club

Love movies? Join the Methven Movie Club; regular movie nights for anyone who would like to come along.

Special event nights and private bookings

If you are looking for somewhere special to hold your social club outing, fundraiser, private party or children’s birthday party, give us a call!

Need a screening room for your conference? – power point available here.

Give us a call on 03 302 1957 or email

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    Hi all,

    We have delayed posting an update but, we have had to make the difficult decision that the Cinema Paradiso, Methven will remain closed until at least Thursday 30th September 2021, when we are hoping that we will be at Alert Level 1. We will find it difficult to follow Government guidelines for Delta Level 2 keeping customers safe and socially distanced in our small 34 seat cinema. We could only make provision to allow a limited number in at the same time under the Delta Level 2 restrictions. Added to this the movie content is also limited with Auckland still in Level 4 until at least next week. Hopefully, we will see you at the movies as soon as we can operate a full service or as near to full service as we can with some exciting new movies.
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    Understandable, see you when we can

    3 weeks ago
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    Something to look forward to when our doors open again for business.

    Payment can be made via bank transfer and gift voucher can be delivered contact free locally.
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