We have always been massive fans of the food at La Bella Italia in Petone, so when Antonio Cacace generously offered to Present the Wellington Season of the Cinema Italiano Festival we immediately said 'yes please'. We first met Antonio while filming the TV Programme 'Here to Stay' - about the early Italians who settled in New Zealand. His grandfather was an early settler to NZ and had planned to bring Italian products to New Zealand. Then in 1992, Antonio emigrated to NZ and eventually started to import quality Italian products. So thank you Antonio and La Bella, for all your support.

To purchase tickets to the Opening Night in Wellington book directly with The Empire Cinema.

We will be screening 3 films on Thursday 2 June - Opening Night so choose one of these:

Latin Lover

Those Happy Years

The Wonders

Ticket price includes the film screening, Peroni, Carpineto Wines, San Pellegrino and cichetti from La Bella Italia. Arrival invited from 7.30pm - Film Screenings start at 8.15pm.

As well as providing the Opening Night cichetti and regali, La Bella & The Lighthouse Cinema in Petone will also be offering daily giveaways!

The Lighthouse Cinema Petone

La Bella Italia