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Nothing says school holidays like a trip to your local cinema, and we’ll be treated with some awesome new releases before Christmas! Check out our top picks, including an exciting giveaway…

A Boy Called Christmas

Hitting Event and BCC Cinemas on November 25, ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ follows the story of an ordinary young boy called Nikolas, who sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north. Searching for his father, who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm, Nickolas takes with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse. It isn’t long before Nikolas meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible… Win one of ten family passes to see A Boy Called Christmas (entry form at the bottom of this story) …

The Boss Baby: Family Business

In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. In cinemas November 25.

Encanto

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Releasing at Event and BCC Cinemas December 2.

Dune

Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune, the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential— only those who can conquer their fear will survive. In cinemas December 2.

Spider Man: No Way Home

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters.  Directed by Andy Serkis, written by Kelly Marcel with the story by Tom Hardy and Marcel, the film also starts Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harreison, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage. Hitting cinemas December 16.

Win one of ten family passes to see A Boy Called Christmas, entries close November 18, 2021 at midday 12noon EST. Only winners will be notified and good luck!

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