Recline and unwind: NZ's independent cinema experiences

The pink and black exterior of The Mayfair in Kaikoura.
Picture this, it’s Friday night, you’re settling into your favourite reclining lounger, a glass of wine in hand and the opening credits are beginning on the screen in front of you. Sure this situation could be in your living room at home but why not amp up the cosiness vibes and treat yourself to a trip to your local independent cinema.

Rubys Cinema and Bar

Hollywood movie stars on a wall.
Place Wānaka

Appreciative of the time when going to the pictures was a real experience, Rubys plays arthouse films as well as the latest blockbusters in its cosy and plush interior.

Gallery 33

Entrance to the gallery.
Place Wānaka

Whether it be painting, sculpture, ceramics or jewellery, this gallery isn’t fussy when it comes to medium.