SPECIAL EVENTS


Met Opera

Watch The Metropolitan Opera broadcasted LIVE in HD on the big screen, with 10 productions from The Met’s 2017–18 Season.

Upcoming Met Opera Screenings at Whakamax:

Met Opera: La Traviata
Wed 14 June, 5pm
Sunday 18 June, 3pm

Met Opera: Idomeneo
Friday 9 July, 3pm

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin
Sunday 23 July, 3pm
Wednesday 2 August, 5:30pm

Tickets can be booked at our box office within one week of showtime. All tickets are $33 each.


Chick Flicks

We look forward to seeing the ladies of Whakatane out at our favourite night of the month ♥

Bring your best lady mate, your mum (or your best friend's mum!) to our special "Chick Flick" screenings at Whakamax!

For $20 you get a movie ticket to a current new release (starring your fave femmes) with beverage of your choice included (wine, beer & Coca-Cola are popular choices!) and a bar of chocolate!

Past Chick Flick films have included Bridget Jones Baby, A United Kingdom, Bad Moms, Snatched and more.

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Mums & Bubs

Hey Mums! Need a Break?

Join us for our monthly “Mums & Bubs” events at Whakamax!

This is a relaxed outing where you can enjoy a quality barista coffee with other Mum’s, catch a great movie, and not worry whether “lil Johnny” is annoying the other patrons. The auditorium is a “Breastfeeding Friendly Space” with dimmed lighting and sound. 

The screenings occur 11am to fit around naps and school drop-offs, are open to Mums only. 

Admission is $11 (with pre-schoolers free) or Movie/Coffee combo for $13.

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Loyalty Morning Tea

For our favourite customers, enjoy complimentary tea and home baking the first Wednesday of every month at Whakamax. Tea served at 10:30am so you can sample our fresh baked goodies and enjoy a catch up with friends before your movie starts at 11am.


Exhibition On Screen Series

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™ is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema. 

Upcoming Screenings at Whakamax: 

I, Claude Monet
Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch
The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch - Visions of Genius’ at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time to his home town of Den Bosch and attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world. With his fascinating life revealed plus the details and stories within his works seen like never before, don’t miss this cinematic exploration of a great creative genius. 

The Artist's Garden - American Impressionism
As America made its epic move from a nation of farmers to a land of factories, the pioneering American Impressionists crafted a sumptuous visual language that told the story of an era. The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Michelangelo: Love & Death
Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. 


Dates & Times to be announced.
Keep checking our Now Showing page for upcoming showtimes.