Buying Tickets

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Advance bookings are available for all NZIFF sessions. Ticket numbers are very limited due to socially distanced seating.
Seats are allocated on the basis of best available at the time of purchase. Book early to secure the best seats.


Tickets can be purchased through our website, via the 'Buy Tickets' links on each film page, or from your Wishlist.

Or, tickets can be purchased via:

In Person

Bookings for all NZIFF sessions can be made in advance at State Cinemas box office or on the day at the Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson.


State Cinemas Nelson: (03) 548 3885

Methods of Payment

State Cinemas Movie Gift Cards/Cash/EFTPOS: Accepted for box office bookings only.

Credit card: Accepted for all bookings.

Please note that State Cinemas (yellow) Free Vouchers and Hoyts Vouchers are not accepted.

Ticket Collection

All advance bookings can be collected from the Self Ticketing Kiosks located in both the State Cinemas Nelson and Suter Art Gallery foyers.


Please note that NO REFUNDS will be given for uncollected tickets or tickets collected late. Bookings once made cannot be altered. Please choose carefully as there are no exchanges or refunds except as required by law.

Refunds may be authorised for COVID-19 related reasons.