What do the movie classifications mean?

Modified on Thu, 23 Nov 2023 at 08:03 AM

All movies shown in cinemas carry a classification rating. 

Classification symbols are located next to the movie name on our website. If it says TBC, this means the movie has not yet received its rating. This will be updated as soon as the rating is received. 

Classification certificates are also displayed at each of our cinemas. 

Movies rated G, PG and M can be viewed by anyone, regardless of age. We recommend reading the classification label and viewing the synopsis and trailer on our website to assess the suitability for your family.

Movies rated R13, R15, R16 and R18 carry an age restriction. We are required by law to confirm guests age for a restricted movie. Photo ID may be required to enter the cinema. Parents are not able to give their underage children permission to attend age restricted movies if they are not of the age specified. 

Please don’t be offended if we ask for proof of age at the cinema, our team are required to do so under the Films, Videos and Publications Classifications Act 1993. 

For more information about film classifications in New Zealand, please visit the Government website here.

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