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!

Mountain Film Festival 2021

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th of August | Doors Open 6:00pm | Film Start 6:30pm 
The 2021 Mountain Film Festival National Tour is coming to Nelson. Enjoy this award winning selection of short and long films, and know that all of the proceeds are donated directly to the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust.
Join us at the Suter Theatre for a night of entertainment, giveaways and raffles, and book here at www.helirescue.co.nz/mountainfilm/

Top Dog Film Festival 2021

Friday 15th October - 6pm tp 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.