Hire Cinema

Planning a special event – you can hire our cinema!

Central Cinema can be yours for a private movie function – a birthday party, corporate event, fundraiser or simply a group of workmates of friends coming together for a social gathering.

We will screen a film of your choice from our current or recent collection. If you want a different movie, something of particular interest to your group, we’ll do our best to source it for you.

Buy from us or bring your own nibbles and snacks to be enjoyed before the movie or to take in with you. We can provide snack packs if you prefer to have something prepared for you.

Have a great night (or day) out in our warm and cosy 40 seat cinema – we’ll do the work while you have the fun.

Hire fees

Current/recent films:  $350 ($300 not-for-profit community group). Seats up to 40 people.

Special films priced by arrangement.


Further information and bookings at info@centralcinema.co.nz.



“As a mom, I have a real conundrum around birthdays...To be able to have a venue right here in little Alex to where all the kids can get themselves under their own steam and the ability for us to bring our own refreshments is a perfect solution....Your team on the day were simply delightful! The availability of the theatre on such short notice exceeded my expectation…” Andrea from Alexandra


“I wanted to write to say thanks so much for an amazing party yesterday.. your volunteers were absolutely amazing in accommodating us and it made for a really lovely, stress-free party.  The new furniture looks fantastic...I can’t wait to come back for an evening movie (with adults!) to enjoy the new space!”  Sarah from Alexandra