Bike-lovers get the movie night of their dreams with The Big Bike Film Night

Cycling enthusiasts get the movie night of their dreams with The Big Bike Film Night, a short film showcase dedicated to pedal-powered adventure.

What started as a passion project has become an increasingly popular nationwide tour that now screens in 36 locations across Aotearoa. In its sixth edition, the 2020 line-up promises even more cinematic stories about bike-lovers from all across the globe.

From the official synopsis: “This year’s treasure chest of films includes a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your ‘why’, and that with a bike you can find a worthy adventure in your own backyard…

“A movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes – sometimes that shape and size is a seven-year-old girl who likes to ride BMX; an audacious mountain climbing challenge; a tale of trees, traps and trails, two friends on an environmental mission; a beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling; and a part documentary/ part fantasy with mountain bike illustrations that will have you looking for your rig and heading down the trail in search of the same kind of magic; ALL in the mix!”

See times and locations below. Visit the official website for ticket booking information.


Penthouse Cinema — 6:00pm Sunday, 23 Feb
Penthouse Cinema — 6:00pm Monday, 24 Feb
Lighthouse Petone — 6:00pm Tuesday, 25 Feb


MTG Century Theatre — 7:00pm Thursday, 27 Feb


WhakaMax — 6:30pm Monday, 9 March


The Lido — 6:00pm Thursday, 12 March


Cinema 3 — 6:00pm Monday, 30 March


Cathay Cinemas — 7:30pm Tuesday, 31 March


Academy Cinemas — 8:00pm Saturday, 4 April
Academy Cinemas — 6:00pm Sunday, 5 April
The Vic, Devonport  — 8:00pm Monday, 6 April
Academy Cinemas — 6:00pm Tuesday, 7 April
Waiheke Island Cinema — 7:30pm Tuesday, 7 April


Captain Bougainville Theatre — 7:00pm Wednesday, 15 April


Starlight Cinema — 6:00pm Thursday, 23 April


Suter Theatre — 6:00pm & 8:30pm Friday, 1 May


Village Theatre — 7:30pm Sunday, 3 May


SBS St James Theatre — 6:00pm Tuesday, 5 May


NBS Theatre — 7:30pm Wednesday, 6 May


Regent Theatre — 7:00pm Thursday, 7 May


Rialto Cinema — 7:30pm Monday, 11 May


SIT Centrestage — 7:00pm Tuesday, 12 May


Central Cinema — 7:30pm Friday, 15 May
Central Cinema — 7:30pm Wednesday, 20 May


Regent Cinema — 7:30pm Wednesday, 20 May


Charles Luney Auditorium — 7:30pm Friday, 22 May