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Get real local flavor at Cinema Paradiso, 1 Ardmore St. (tel. 03/443-1505; www.paradiso.net.nz), Wanaka's only movie theater, and the wackiest place in town. Seats take the form of old sofas and cushions in the aisles, and a Morris Minor car has been installed for a drive-in feel. You'll get a personalized, off-the-wall introduction from the owner, and there's a 30-minute intermission for quick cafe meals -- and yes, they will hold the movie until you're finished eating. Showtimes are at 6 and 8:30pm daily; admission is NZ$15 for adults, NZ$10 for children.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.