Location: 4 Selwyn Avenue, Akaroa 7520
Phone: 03 304 7777
Email: info@ethels.co.nz
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Ethels Cinema Akaroa is a boutique twin screen entertainment venue playing the latest blockbuster, foreign and arthouse films. Ethels is the perfect seaside entertainment space for any birthday, private or corporate event.
Ethels café offers delicious dine-in and takeaway handcrafted hot and cold food including daily baked savoury and sweet treats, Akaroa's best Italian Pizza, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The fully licenced bar offers boutique wines, craft beer, Vivace Espresso, t leaf T, milkshakes, ice creams, popcorn, Karma sodas and organic juices.


Ethels is closed on Monday's
- Ethels Summer Hours 2024 - 
Café & Cabinet Food Available
Tuesday to Friday
From 9.30am until approx. 8pm
Saturday and Sunday
From 10am until approx. 8pm
Cinema Films Available
Tuesday to Sunday
From 10.00am, check schedule for latest times 
Please note, session times are subject to change without notice
Italian Style Pizza Available
Tuesday to Sunday From 4pm until approx. 8pm
Dine in or takeaway Italian Style Pizza, call 03 304 7777 to order 

Ticket Prices

Adults - $18.00
Seniors $14.50 - 65+ 
Students $13.50 - With valid I.D.
Children $12.50 - Under 12
Family Pass - $60 4 admits (2 Adults, 2 Children or 1 Adult, 3 Children) NB: Children must be 12 and under

Last Chance Wednesday – Selected tickets just $12 each (except Public Holidays)

NT Live

Adult $25.00
Senior $20.00
Met Opera
Adult $34.00
Senior $29.00

Wheelchair users

We have space available for wheelchair users in both cinemas. In Cinema One seat F1 can be removed to accommodate one wheelchair, book this seat ahead of time online or by calling the ticket office on 304 7777. In Cinema Two there is space for one wheelchair, you can book this space ahead of time by calling the ticket office on 304 7777. There is also an accessible toilet located in the foyer of our building.

Gift Vouchers

Ethels gift cards are the perfect gift for any occasion, choose from Ethels personalised printed gift cards or digital e-gift cards. Drop into Ethels box office and purchase them over the counter or purchase them online now. Our gift cards can be used in either the cinema or the cafe and have a 12 month expiry from the date of purchase. Click here to buy online gift vouchers.

Cinema Hire

Ethels Cinema Akaroa is available for fundraisers, corporate events, private screenings, group functions, Christmas functions, adult and children's birthday parties. Our in-house chef would love to cater your next function and can provide tasty finger food or a tailored dinner menu. 

We generally take bookings for groups between 17 and 36 people on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Bookings for Thursday, Friday or Saturday night by negotiation.

Ethels is fully licensed and offers a wide range boutique wines, craft beers and selected spirits.

Private Cinema Hire Costs (includes current blockbuster, documentary or arthouse film)

$540 Theatre One (36 seats + wheelchair accessible space)
$255 Theatre Two (17 seats)

*Various food & drink packages available

If you’re interested in hosting your next event at the Ethels, or need further information please contact Mark Bamber, mark@ethels.co.nz.

Ethels Cinema, One


Ethels, Cinema Two


Find Us & Contact

Find us at Ethels Cinema Akaroa, 4 Selwyn Avenue, Akaroa 7520