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.

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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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Contact Us / Keep in touch

Contact Details

Richard Sheppard

Phone: 03 302 19571


112 Main Street
Methven 7730

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Friday 16th November
11:00am A Star is Born M-SUISLD
1:15pm Born Racer: The Scott Dixon Story M-L
2:45pm The Girl in a Spider's Web
5:00pm Bohemian Rhapsody M-LSRDR
7:15pm Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald M-V
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Thursday 15th November
11:00am Bad Times at the El Royale M-LSRDR
1:15pm The Girl in a Spider's Web
3:15pm Born Racer: The Scott Dixon Story M-L
5:00pm Fantastic Beasts:The Crimes of Grindelwald M-V
7:15pm Bohemian Rhapsody M-LSRDR
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2 days ago

Cinema Paradiso - Methven


Fantastic Beasts The crimes of Grindelwald Wednesday 14th November at 6:30pm.
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Wednesday 14th November
10:00am King of Thieves M-L
11:45am A Star is Born M-SUISLD
2:00pm Bad Times at the El Royale M-LSRDR
4:15pm Bohemian Rhapsody M-LSRDR
6:30pm Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald M-V
8:45pm Born Racer: The Scott Dixon Story M-L
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4 days ago

Cinema Paradiso - Methven

Hi Guys, Because of the number of people that missed (The Shall not Grow Old} we have been advised today that we will able to show it again so Monday 19th November at 7pm book your tickets now.They Shall Not Grow Old uses 90 minutes of footage from the overall total Jackson restored. The footage has been colorized and even converted to 3D for the films upcoming theatrical release. The movie will have its world premiere on October 16 at the BFI London Film Festival.
In order to recreate the color as accurately as possible, Jackson studied pictures of crowds on the internet and used collections of WWI uniforms as a reference point. The narration for the film is provided by real veterans. Jackson combed through recordings from 1964 of 120 men who fought in WWI.
I wanted to reach through the fog of time and pull these men into the modern world, so they can regain their humanity once more rather than be seen only as Charlie Chaplin-type figures in the vintage archive film, Jackson told the BFI about the documentary. “By using our computing power to erase the technical limitations of 100-year cinema, we can see and hear the Great War as they experienced it.
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Rebecca Quinn date night for us after a sesh 🥊

Richard may I have two tickets please?

PM’d you.

Jeremy, are you around?

The trailer looks incredible

Dave Mcleod

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