French Film Festival Aotearoa 2021

The French Film Festival is back for 2021 - and we are proud to be opening the doors to the Suter Theatre once again for this fantastic festival. Spanning from the 9th to the 23rd of June, and with a phenomenal line up of 21 of the best in French film from the past 12 months, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Perhaps festival opener, ANTOINETTE IN THE CÊVENNES will be your next favourite flick? Or maybe the psychological thriller APPEARANCES? Whatever the case - we can't wait to see you for the French Film Festival Aotearoa 2021!

General bookings are available now on the Suter Theatre website and through the French Film Festival Aotearoa Website:

Adults $17.50 | Senior (65yrs and over) $12.50 | Student (must bring ID) $14.00 | Child (12yrs and under) $12.00 | Alliance Francaise Members Only (must bring ID) $14.50

The Red Carpet Special

Weekly on a Thursday evening we select a premiering film and add in a special treat, either a large popcorn or a wine, beer of juice from Stefano's!! Ticket Price $22 or for Students & Seniors only $17.50!!

An opportunity to get your friends together for a night out at the movies or great for a corporate occasion.

Contact events@statecinemas.co.nz to ask for more details or make a group booking. Click on the Newsletter tab to sign up for our weekly e-flyer and be the first to know what's happening at State.

National Theatre Live

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Met Opera


Kids and Carers

A Kids and Carers film screens on the first available Wednesday of the month (outside the School Holidays). Please ring the box office for details or to book as this will not be a publicly advertised screening. 

We have baby changing facilities upstairs near Cinema 4.

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.

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Movie Fundraisers

A movie night is a great idea for a flexible fundraiser that can be tailored to meet your groups needs. We have excellent friendly advice on the best way to organise you event so please call or email today for more information.  (03) 5483885 or events@statecinemas.co.nz.

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