New Zealand cinemas opening up under level 2

Updated: 12.00pm, 28 May 20

As New Zealand dropped down to COVID-19  Level 2, cinemas have been allowed to open.

Not all cinemas will open from day one, and there will be measures in place regarding distancing and theatre cleaning and the like (depending on the specifics of each cinema). Be that as it may, the magic of the cinema is about to start back up.

The easiest way to see which cinemas are opening their doors is to check our cinemas list. This shows the cinemas near you or in your selected location and highlights which have movies showing. Select a cinema to see their announced movies and session times. For the time being, we’ll also list which cinemas are opening up below.


Academy Cinemas
Capitol Cinema
Cinema 3 Pukekohe
Lido Cinema Epsom
Matakana Cinemas
Monterey Howick
The Drive In
The Vic Devonport
Waiheke Community Cinema


Academy Gold Cinema
Alice Cinema
Apollo Lincoln
Cinema Paradiso Methven
Deluxe Cinemas
Hollywood Sumner
Lumiere Cinemas
Regent Ashburton
Town Hall Cinemas


Mercury Twin Cinema
Multiplex Cinema Thames


Dome Cinema

Hawke’s Bay

Focal Point Hastings
Gaiety Theatre
Globe Theatrette


Embassy 3
Focal Point Fielding
Focal Point Levin


Picton Cinema

Nelson-Tasman Bay

The Gecko
The Village Theatre Takaka


ANZAC Theatre


St James Theatre Gore


Hawera Cinema 2


Starlight Cinema

Bay of Plenty

Basement Cinema
Reading Rotorua
Rialto Tauranga
Tivoli Papamoa


Central Cinema Alexandra
Cinema Paradiso Wanaka
Clyde Cinema
Dorothy Browns
Metro Cinema
Rubys Cinema Wanaka


Lido Hamilton
Tivoli Cambridge


Circus Cinema
Light House Cuba
Light House Pauatahanui
Light House Petone
Miro Cinema Upper Hutt
Monterey Cinemas Upper Hutt
Penthouse Cinema & Cafe
Roxy Cinema
ShoreLine Cinema Waikanae
The Screening Room

West Coast

Regent Greymouth
Regent Theatre Hokitika

We will of course also be up to date with what’s coming out and the movies playing in cinemas now.