Festivals & Events

Cinema Italiano Festival 2021

We are proud to be partnering with the Cinema Italiano Festival for 2021!
This marks the 6th festival of it's kind - showcasing the best in Italian Cinema - right here on our screen at the Suter Theatre. Enjoy a range of beautiful films, ranging from familiar favourites, to fresh discoveries from the 20th of August through to the 5th of September. With 20 films in the line up, and a generous helping of sessions stretched across nearly three weeks - there is something for everyone!

Click through above to download the full schedule for the Cinema Italiano Festival for 2021 - tickets on sale now!

German Film Festival 2021

The Goethe-Institut Neuseeland proudly presents: 
Eleven movies, three countries – from the 13th of August to the 26th of September, film lovers can watch the newest movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In cinemas and online. All films will be presented in their original language with English subtitles!
Special times require new formats, and we are pleased to offer a hybrid festival again with screenings in seven cities and cinemas as well as an online festival from Friday 17th to Sunday 26th of September. We are delighted that, in spite of the challenges these times have brought, we are able to bring these excellent films cost-free to film lovers all over New Zealand - thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors.

Nelson Screenings: 
12th September @ 3:15pm HELLO AGAIN

Ticket Price: $0 - please do book your tickets as usual, and reserve your seat. 

Tickets on Sale Now - simply head to the COMING SOON page and reserve your seats today! 

British Film Festival 2021

September 2021 | Dates TBA
Since 2014, the British Film Festival has been proudly presented by Palace Cinemas. The festival celebrates the finest filmmakers and acting talent British cinema has to offer and includes true stories, literary adaptations, biographies and documentaries. More information coming soon! 

Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour 2021

Thursday 14th of October - 6:30pm
Our aim at the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive adventurous women. By showcasing and celebrating the female adventurous spirit we hope to make women in the outdoors more visible.
The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren’t afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure!

To secure your tickets, head to www.gutsygirlsadventurefilmtour.co.nz/tickets/

Top Dog Film Festival 2021

Friday 15th October - 6pm to 8:45pm
The Top Dog Film Festival was launched in 2017 to showcase the incredible bond between dogs and their people through independent films. Touring annually the Top Dog Film Festival screens over 2 hours of the most inspirational, heartwarming and entertaining films related to dogs and their human companions from independent filmmakers around the globe.

To secure your tickets, head to www.topdogfilmfestivalnz.com/nztour

National Theatre Live

Keep an eye out for the return of more NT Live screenings.

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Met Opera

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Corporate Movie Events

Impress your clients or reward and motivate your team with an exclusive movie event! You can host your next event at the Suter Theatre in Bridge Street or if our programming allows at State Cinemas.

Enquire here.

Movie Fundraisers

A movie night is a flexible fundraiser that can be tailored to meet your club’s needs. Very simply, the plan is to encourage attendees to watch a movie together and utilise the gathering to raise funds for your club. A club can aim to make money off the movie tickets, the food and catering or upon raffle tickets sold on the night.

Enquire here.