School holidays are here, and there’s no better time-filler for drained parents (and overly excitable kids) than a trip to the movies! Luckily, there are plenty of great kids’ movies that are set to hit the big screens, and some that are already playing, these school holidays, so run – don’t walk – to your nearest cinema.
Elliot The Littlest Reindeer
IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 9
When Blitzen suddenly announces his retirement, Santa needs to find a replacement. Against all odds, Elliot and his best friend, Hazel, set out to prove that he is the horse for the job. As Elliot and Hazel take on the North Pole reindeer try-outs, Hazel learns that Christmas, as we know it, may be headed for disaster. Meanwhile, back at the farm, a sinister lady threatens the lives of their friends, and Elliot is faced with the biggest decision of his life.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 15
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 22
Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world, she meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.
IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 29
The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all.
SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse
IN CINEMAS DECEMBER 13
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Mary Poppins Returns
IN CINEMAS DECEMBER 19
Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins — the beloved nanny from their childhood — arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.
IN CINEMAS JANUARY 17
‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship. The movie is a beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. Cast includes Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Trevor Jamieson, Morgana Davies and introducing Finn Little as ‘Storm Boy’.
The Kid Who Would be King
IN CINEMAS JANUARY 25
Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon joins forces with a band of knights and the legendary wizard Merlin when the wicked enchantress Morgana threatens the future of mankind.
Now thru to Monday, December 24 – select Event Cinemas
CBeebies Christmas Show is hitting the cinema for the first time ever! The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is playing exclusively at Event Cinemas, in an unmissable family-friendly cinema experience EXCLUSIVELY to Event Cinemas. From the makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen, the screening will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina, recreating the live Thumbelina performance on the big screen. There will also be an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in “Justin’s Countdown to Christmas”.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Sunday, January 13 – select Event Cinemas
Gather the family for a fun-filled afternoon to see Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, but be sure to join in the fun activities before the film. Plus, every child ticket will score you a bonus Ralph Breaks the Internet sticker sheet – while stocks last. Book tickets for your family today.