Events & Festivals
How to get here
By public transport
10 minute walk to the cinema from either Newmarket railway station or Grafton railway station.
Five to 10 minute walk to the cinema from numerous bus stops along Broadway or Khyber Pass.
Taxi ranks accessible along Broadway.
Coming from the Southern motorway (northbound): Khyber Pass is the closest motorway exit.
Coming from the Southern motorway (southbound): Gillies Ave is the closest motorway exit.
Host an event
Rialto Cinemas offers venue hire for private screenings, fundraisers, group bookings, presentations, seminars, meetings or any combination of these! Our venue offers comfortable auditoriums (ranging from 64 – 192 seats) with stadium seating, cinema quality sound, large screens and a diverse selection of films. Our cinemas are also able to be set up to screen from a variety of other formats, such as material from your laptop. Our fully licensed bar can be booked for your exclusive use and offers an extensive selection of local wines, beers & catering alternatives, along with experienced function staff and a variety of extras to make your event perfect. We also offer great packages on movie treats like popcorn & choctops!
Private Screenings using one of the films playing at the cinema or an upcoming release, can be held as part of a corporate evening for staff or clients, an enjoyable addition to a meeting or presentation, a popular way to fundraise or simply a great staff, social or group event. In some cases, we are also able to assist with private screenings of past releases and screenings of your own films or content.
To get further information about hosting an event and the film options available, please fill in the form below.
Rialto Cinemas is the largest arthouse cinema in Auckland and features seven large stadium style cinemas with luxury seats, and mini tables for your wine. Based in the heart of Newmarket, we strive to screen the best & most diverse selection of films, film festivals and Beyond Film content such as National Theatre and Met Opera. We also aim to support local film content & provide unique opportunities to meet film makers through our exclusive Film Talk Q&A events.
We regularly run special events such as Films for Foodies, Filminista and Lights Up Knitting and every Thursday morning we offer a special Morning Tea session of our new releases. We can also offer the hire of our cinemas for your own private event for your next social club, fundraiser or get together.
We offer barista coffee in our café / bar area and we are fully licensed, with a comprehensive selection of local wines and beer alongside food selections such as our Kapiti Cheese platter or Fries Three Ways. We also sell the classic candy bar items including premium Kapiti icecream, popcorn, choctop and lollies!