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ARGYLLE

Session Times

Thursday 29th

10.40am

ACTION / ADVENTURE / THRILLER

Henry Cavill is the world’s greatest spy, Argylle, in this globe-trotting adventure thriller directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service), adapting the novel by Elly Conway. Co-stars Bryan Cranston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cena and Dua Lipa.

Starring:

Dua Lipa

Henry Cavill

Bryce Dallas Howard

Sam Rockwell

John Cena

Release Date: 01/02/2024

Run Time: 2h 19min

Rating: mature M means that anyone can view the film but it is more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

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WONKA

Session Times

Thursday 29th

3.55pm

ADVENTURE / COMEDY / KIDS & FAMILY

Focusing on a young Willy Wonka and how he came to meet the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

Starring:

Timothée Chalamet

Hugh Grant

Rowan Atkinson

Sally Hawkins

Matt Lucas

Release Date: 14/12/2023

Run Time: 1h 56min

Rating: parental-guidance PG means that anyone can view the film but parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

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ONE LIFE

Session Times

Thursday 29th

2.50pm L

10.15am

DRAMA / TRUE STORY & BIOGRAPHY

One Life tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker played by Hopkins, who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 children from the Nazis.

Starring:

Anthony Hopkins

Johnny Flynn

Helena Bonham Carter

Samantha Spiro

Lena Olin

Jonathan Pryce

Release Date: 26/12/2023

Run Time: 1h 48min

Rating: parental-guidance PG means that anyone can view the film but parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

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THE BEEKEEPER

Session Times

Thursday 29th

9.00pm L

ACTION / THRILLER

Jason Statham, Josh Hutcherson and Jeremy Irons star in this action-thriller from David Ayer (Bright). Steeped in the mythology of beekeeping, the film follows a man’s personal journey of vengeance which takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organisation known as the ‘Beekeepers’.

Starring:

Jason Statham

Emmy Raver-Lampman

Bobby Naderi

Josh Hutcherson

Jeremy Irons

Release Date: 11/01/2024

Run Time: 1h 41min

Rating: r16 R16 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the age of 16 years or over.

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PRISCILLA

Session Times

Thursday 29th

12.30pm L

10.20am

DRAMA / MUSIC / TRUE STORY / BIOGRAPHY

When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend.

Starring:

Jacob Elordi

Cailee Spaeny

Kamilla Kowal

Dagmara Dominczyk

Jorja Cadence

Release Date: 01/02/2024

Run Time: 1h 50min

Rating: mature M means that anyone can view the film but it is more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

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FORCE OF NATURE: THE DRY 2

Session Times

Thursday 29th

10.10am L

1.30pm

DRAMA

In Force of Nature, when five women take part in a corporate hiking retreat and only four come out on the other side, Federal Agents Aaron Falk (Bana) and Carmen Cooper (McKenzie) head deep into the Victorian mountain ranges to investigate in the hopes of finding their whistle-blowing informant, Alice Russell (Torv), alive.

Starring:

Eric Bana

Anna Torv

Deborra-Lee Furness

Robin McLeavy

Sisi Stringer

Release Date: 02/02/2024

Run Time: 1h 52min

Rating: mature M means that anyone can view the film but it is more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

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BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE

Session Times

Thursday 29th

12.45pm

3.10pm

6.25pm

8.45pm

DRAMA / MUSICAL

BAFTA nominee Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami) plays Bob Marley in this biographical look at the life of the legendary reggae musician. From the director of King Richard, co-starring Lashana Lynch (No Time to Die) as Rita Marley.

Starring:

Kingsley Ben-Adir

Lashana Lynch

Michael Gandolfini

James Norton

Umi Myers

Release Date: 14/02/2024

Run Time: 1h 47min

Rating: mature M means that anyone can view the film but it is more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

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MADAME WEB

Session Times

Thursday 29th

2.30pm

5.30pm

ACTION / FANTASY

Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures…if they can all survive a deadly present.

Starring:

Dakota Johnson

Sydney Sweeney

Isabela Merced

Emma Roberts

Tahar Rahim

Release Date: 14/02/2024

Run Time: 1h 56min

Rating: mature M means that anyone can view the film but it is more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

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DRIVE AWAY DOLLS

Session Times

Thursday 29th

7.10pm L

10.05am

12.35pm

5.00pm

ACTION / COMEDY / THRILLER

The story follows Jamie (Qualley), an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian (Geraldine Viswanathan, The Broken Hearts Gallery) who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.

Starring:

Geraldine Viswanathan

Margaret Qualley

Matt Damon

Pedro Pascal

Beanie Feldstein

Release Date: 22/02/2024

Run Time: 1h 28min

Rating: r16 R16 means that the film is restricted to persons who have obtained the age of 16 years or over.

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BAGHEAD

Session Times

Thursday 29th

5.10pm L

6.55pm

9.00pm

FANTASY / HORROR

A young woman inherits a run-down pub and discovers a dark secret within its basement – Baghead – a shape-shifting creature that will let you speak to lost loved ones, but not without consequence.

Starring:

Freya Allan

Ruby Barker

Jeremy Irvine

Peter Mullan

Saffron Burrows

Release Date: 22/02/2024

Run Time: 1h 30min

Rating: tbc To be confirmed

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DUNE: PART TWO

Session Times

Thursday 29th

10.00am

12.00pm

1.30pm

3.45pm

5.30pm

7.00pm

8.00pm

ACTION / ADVENTURE / SCIENCE FICTION

In the second part of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of author Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction epic, Duke Paul Atreides joins the Fremen and begins a spiritual and martial journey to become Muad’dib, while trying to prevent the horrible but inevitable future he’s witnessed: a Holy War in his name, spreading throughout the known universe.

Starring:

Zendaya

Florence Pugh

Timothée Chalamet

Austin Butler

Rebecca Ferguson

Release Date: 29/02/2024

Run Time: 2h 46min

Rating: tbc To be confirmed

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INSPECTOR SUN AND THE CURSE OF THE BLACK WIDOW

Session Times

COMEDY / KIDS & FAMILY

Set in the world of bugs where spiders are the cops, a detective boards a seaplane to San Francisco after finally capturing his arch nemesis, but a murder on his flight draws him into a plot that threatens both the human and bug worlds.

Starring:

Ronny Chieng

Catherina Martínez

Vicente Gil

Jesús Barreda

Agostina Longo

Release Date: 15/02/2024

Run Time: 1h 28min

Rating: parental-guidance PG means that anyone can view the film but parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

Session Times

We accept bookings for the lounge cinema only.

Anyone but you

Thursday 29th

Argylle

Thursday 29th

10.40am

Baghead

Thursday 29th

5.10pm L

6.55pm

9.00pm

Bob Marley: One Love

Thursday 29th

12.45pm

3.10pm

6.25pm

8.45pm

Drive Away Dolls

Thursday 29th

7.10pm L

10.05am

12.35pm

5.00pm

Dune: Part Two

Thursday 29th

10.00am

12.00pm

1.30pm

3.45pm

5.30pm

7.00pm

8.00pm

Force of Nature: The Dry 2

Thursday 29th

10.10am L

1.30pm

Inspector Sun & The Curse of The Black Widow

Thursday 29th

Madame Web

Thursday 29th

2.30pm

5.30pm

Mean Girls

Thursday 29th

One Life

Thursday 29th

2.50pm L

10.15am

Priscilla

Thursday 29th

12.30pm L

10.20am

The Beekeeper

Thursday 29th

9.00pm L

The Boys in the Boat

Thursday 29th

The Iron Claw

Thursday 29th

Wonka

Thursday 29th

3.55pm

Thursday 29th

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We’ve got all the blockbusters you can’t wait to see, plus a wide selection of independent and foreign films. Check out our coming soon page to see what’s playing soon. Our Starlight Cinema Center members get exclusive access to previews and special events, so be sure to sign up today! You won’t want to miss a single film at Starlight Cinema Center.

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  • We don’t sell tickets online.
  • We don’t do pre bookings (unless it is to book out an entire lounge) or dedicated seating.

If you have a query about booking out one of our lounges you can contact us

Starlight Ticket Prices

  • Adult $16.00
  • Children $11.00
  • High School Students $14.00 (Must provide school photo ID to prove age)
  • Seniors $12.00 (Must provide NZ Seniors Gold Card to prove age)

*plus $3.00 for 3D movie glasses hire, applys to all ticket types.

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About Starlight Cinema

We are an independent locally owned and operated cinema, bringing you the best movies from around the world straight to our screens in Taupō. Starlight Cinema Center offers a luxurious and boutique movie experience with our 5 cinemas, including our popular Lounge Cinema. All cinemas are equipped with high quality screens, surround sound and state of the art 3D technology. Our confectionary bar is well stocked with a variety of popular candies, ice-cream and savoury treats! We also have a selection of soft drinks, coffee, tea, wine and beer for the adults! While you wait for your movie check out our range of game machines at Time Out leisure centre, the perfect way to kill some time before your movie!

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