Ticket Prices

 2D   3D   
Adult before 5pm$14.50$15.50
Adult after 5pm$17.50$18.50
Adult Tuesday (all day)$13.00$15.50
Child (under 16) (all day)$12.00$13.50
Senior (65+) (all day)$12.50$14.00
Student (Current ID required)$14.00$15.50
Family Pass
(2 Adults/2 Children) or (1 Adult/3 Children)
Red Carpet Special (Film & Drink or Large Popcorn)$22.00 
Kids and Carers (1st Wed every Month)$14.50 

Reusable 3D Glasses $2.50

Note: Please provide appropriate ID when asking for discounts (e.g. Student card, Superannuitant Card). Special prices may apply at times to Film Festivals, Gala Openings and other Special Screenings.

Movie Gift Cards

Movie Gift Cards may be purchased from State Cinemas Nelson. You can load your gift card with any amount between $20.00 and $1000.00. Cards can be purchased at the Box Office or over the phone on (03) 5483 885. Staff are happy to post your gift for you (a $2 postage and handling fee applies).

Movie Gift Cards can be redeemed at the Box Office at State Cinemas Nelson but cannot be redeemed by phone or internet booking.

Movie Gift Cards are also redeemable at other participating cinemas throughout New Zealand. Please check their website for more information

Advance Bookings

Seat reservations available for all sessions - choose you own seat at the counter or by booking online/over the phone. Advance sales are generally available from Tuesday evening each week for the week beginning Thursday (State Cinemas weeks run Thurs-Weds). Phone: (03) 548 3885

Credit Card bookings can be made over the phone to reserve your seat. It is recommended you book your seats in the School Holiday period to save disappointment.


Use your web browser (State Cinemas Nelson and the Suter Cinema only) - click on your preferred session time. This will take you through a seat selection process which allows you to choose  your own seats. For this service there is a booking fee of $1 per person, up to a maximum $4 per booking. 

On completing your purchase you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to your 'Living Ticket'.  This contains all your booking details plus a QR code that will be scanned by our Door Staff on entry to the film.   

Over the Counter

For any movie session programmed into the ticketing system. Suter bookings can be made at the State Cinemas Nelson counter outside Suter Cinema hours. Motueka counter bookings must be made at the State Cinema Motueka counter.

Refunds and Exchanges

State Cinemas Nelson does not offer exchanges or refunds after a ticket has been purchased. So, before completing the payment transaction, ensure you carefully review the booking details. Only under special circumstances will a refund be considered. Please contact the duty manager on the day.

Cell Phones & Recording Devices

All cell phones should be switched off or to 'silent' while in cinemas. If you attempt to use a recording device while in a cinema, you consent to your immediate removal from the theatre and forfeiture of the device and its contents.

Closed Captions Reader System

Please ask at the box office about our Closed Captions Reader system. The Readers show text on a screen that fits into the cupholder on the cinema seat. You watch the big screen and follow the captions on the smaller screen below that will be set up for your best viewing experience. To find out which movies are provided with Closed Captions look for [CC] next to the movie title.

State Cinemas Policy on Bags in Cinemas

For security and safety reasons it is our policy to not allow large bags or backpacks into our cinemas. Our staff can store these for you in a locked room. While we are confident your belongings are safe we will not accept responsibility should items go missing. Please do not bring valuables with you.