The much-anticipated ‘Ammonite’ starring Oscar-winner Kate Winslet and four-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan will be premiered in Akaroa in time to treat your mum this coming Sunday 9th May 2021.

Following on from our sold-out events including Ottolenghi, Soldiers Without Guns and Kororā, Ethels presents Marvelous Mother’s Day with an all-inclusive movie, bubbles and high tea event.

Surprise the mother in your life with a special experience this Mother's Day. Relax, unwind and indulge Mum with our Mother's Day Movie package. To book for our this event pop into the cinema or call us at the cinema office on 03 304 7777.

About the film 

Oscar-winner Kate Winslet and four-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan star in this forbidden romance drama from award-winning writer-director Francis Lee (God's Own Country), set in 1840s England.

Mary Anning (Winslet), a veteran palaeontologist, and Charlotte (Ronan), a young woman sent by her husband to convalesce by the sea, develop an intense relationship. Despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

Tickets and times 

Tickets for our special Mother’s Day event are $50 per person, this price includes a glass of bubbles upon arrival, high tea with sweet and savoury delights, and a ticket to the Akaroa premiere screening of the Ammonite movie.

Arrive at 1.00pm to enjoy our bubbles and high tea, the movie screening then starts at 2.30pm and concludes at 4.30pm.