Buying Tickets - Christchurch

Tickets On Sale 22 July

Advance bookings are available for all NZIFF sessions. Seats are allocated on the basis of best available at the time of purchase. Book early to secure your favourite seats.

Online Bookings

Online booking is available from Monday 22 July. Ticketing links can be found on the film pages once available.

Lumière Cinemas
Booking fee of $1.50 per ticket applies

Hoyts EntX (Thursday 15 August & Friday 16 August screenings only) (select EntX Christchurch under Cinemas)
Booking fee of $1.65 per ticket applies
Credit card fees apply

In Person

Advance tickets are available for all sessions and can be purchased from the venue where the film is screening. As these box offices are operated for NZIFF by the venues themselves, they are not equipped to sell tickets for the other NZIFF venue.

Lumière Cinemas: Box office opens from 30 minutes prior to the first session of the day until 30 minutes after the last session commences.

Hoyts EntX: 1.00pm – 10.00pm daily

Groups and Schools

For school bookings and group bookings of 20 or more people, please email:

Amanda Jane Robinson


Please note that NO REFUNDS will be given for tickets (either unused, uncollected or collected late) and Five-Trip Passes (either in part or in full). Bookings once made cannot be altered. Please choose carefully as there are no seat swaps, exchanges or refunds, except as required by law.
We are unable to accept any vouchers/passes unless marked NZIFF 2024.