The Civic Theatre Waipukurau opened on 12 November 1981, it was designed by Hastings architect Peter Holland to replace the old Municipal Theatre in Kitchener St which had to be demolished after being declared an earthquake risk. 

Today, the Civic Theatre Waipukurau complex is run by Sereena & Donald Parkinson, showing movies, and also operating Latitude 40 South Cafe and Roaring Forties Takeaways. The main cinema seats 260+ people, and is equipped with the latest digital-cinema technology, the largest screen in Hawke's Bay, dolby surround sound, and has a system for the hearing impaired.Civic Theatre Waipukurau also runs a number of movie fundraisers, and if you are interested in running a fundraiser for your club or group, please contact us. We have a number of options available, and are happy to work in with you.

Covid - 19 Update

Inline with the Governments current COVID Protection Framework, and following the guidelines for cinemas and theatres under the ORANGE traffic light system, please be advised that the Civic Theatre Waipukurau will only be accepting customers who hold a valid My Vaccine Pass.
Our staff will be required to verify your My Vaccine Pass. Please don’t be offended when staff ask to sight your My Vaccine Pass and/or ID for verification.

Latitude 40 South Café, customers who are dining with us will also be required to have a valid My Vaccine Pass.

Roaring Forties Takeaways customers, those who hold a valid My Vaccine Pass will be able to enter the premises. - For those who do not hold a valid Pass, we are happy to take your order under the ‘click and collect’ system.  Please let us know when ordering via phone or our Facebook page so we can arrange for you to pick-up your order in a safe manner.


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