Whether you're planning a trip to the movies or just simply looking for an excuse to spend time at the theatre, it's always a good idea to make sure you have everything planned out. This means finding out what films are available, making sure they're playing at the right time of day, and deciding if you want to eat before or after seeing the movie.

In this guide we'll cover all things Christchurch movie theaters related so that you know exactly what's happening behind-the-scenes! Let's get started!

Choose the Right Movie

  • Choose a movie that you are interested in.
  • Avoid movies that have been out for a while, as they may not be showing at your local cinema Christchurch anymore.
  • Check the rating, reviews, trailer and director/actor list before deciding on what film to watch!
  • Genres can help narrow down your search too - if you like action movies then look for ones with "action" in the title (or at least try not to pick up anything else).

Check Showtimes and Locations

Now that you know which movie and showtime to go to, it's time to check out the location. You want to make sure that it's in your neighbourhood and easily accessible by public transit or car.

Once you've selected a theatre and showtime, check their website for more information about ticket prices and special promotions. Some theatres offer discounts on tickets if purchased online ahead of time--it never hurts to look!

Purchase Tickets in Advance

One of the best ways to ensure that your cinema Christchurch visit is as stress-free as possible is to purchase tickets in advance. By doing so, you can ensure that you get the best seats and even save money on them by purchasing them online.

You'll also be able to check for any special offers or rewards points which could help reduce the overall cost of your ticket purchase.

If you are already a member of a loyalty club (such as Nectar), make sure that they offer discounts at cinemas near where you live!

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Plan for Snacks and Drinks

  • Bring cash to pay for snacks and drinks. You don't want to miss any of the action on screen because you're waiting in line at the concession stand!
  • Bring your own food and drinks if you don't want to pay for them. This can be a good option if there are children in your group, who may not be able to handle waiting in line for an hour before seeing the movie they want.
  • Bring a bottle of water--you'll need it! Also consider bringing a blanket or jacket in case it gets cold (especially if you're going during winter).


Now that you know how to plan your perfect cinema Christchurch visit, it's time to get going! We hope these tips have helped you find the movie of your dreams, but if not, there are still plenty more out there.

The beauty of cinema is that no matter what kind of storyteller or genre lover you are, there will always be something new waiting for you at the box office.

So go forth and enjoy yourself--we'll see ya on the big screen!