Family Film Programme

Autumn

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ABOMINABLE (U) 
When mischievous friends Yi, Jin, and Peng discover a young yeti on their roof, they name him Everest and embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite the magical creature with his family. On the journey of their lifetimes, Everest helps Yi, Jin, and Peng unlock an inner bravery they didn’t know they had. And as they travel across China to return the magical creature to his home, Everest will help them discover where they truly belong, too. But to do so, they must stay one step ahead of a wealthy financier and a determined zoologist who want to capture the beast for their own gain. A Beautifully animated, engaging adventure for the whole family. (97 mins)

BALLERINA (U)
Félicie is a young orphan from Brittany who has only one passion: dance. With her best friend Victor, who wants to become a great inventor, they come up with a madcap scheme to escape their orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights. Félicie has to fight like she has never fought before, she has to outdo herself and learn from her mistakes to make her craziest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera. This computer animated musical comedy adventure is full of charm, exciting and a visual treat and is guaranteed to please family audiences. (89 mins)
COME AWAY (PG)
Eight-year-old Alice and her mischievous brother Peter journey to London to sell a treasured heirloom. Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole, while Peter enters a magical realm as leader of the lost boys. Finding strength in the power of their imaginations, they set off on a real adventure to try and rescue the family. This whimsical live-action fairy-tale is an ingeniously conceived prequel to two of the world's most beloved and enduring pieces of children's literature ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Peter Pan’. With Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Derek Jacobi & Michael Caine. (94 mins)
THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (U)
Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, U)couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together. This follow up to the popular original film is more animated fun and action for the whole family. (95 mins)

CRUELLA (12)

Emma Stone stars as one of cinema’s most notorious and stylish villains, Cruella de Vil. Determined to become a successful fashion designer, creative young Estella (Stone) teams with a pair of mischievous thieves to survive on the London streets. But when her flair for fashion catches the eye of the legendary designer Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), Estella rises to become the raucous, revenge-bent “Cruella.” With dazzling costumes and imagery, a great soundtrack and perfect performances, this is fun for the whole family. (134 mins)​

DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG)
The first-ever live-action adventure of the Pokemon phenomenon - one of the world's most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties. When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his son Tim investigates aided by Harry's former Pokemon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds): a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth. A thrilling adventure ensues through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City, where humans and Pokemon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world. They soon uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokemon universe. (100 mins)
DOLITTLE (PG)
After losing his wife, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic family tale of the man who could talk to animals. (101 mins)
JUNGLE CRUISE (12)
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in the adventure of a lifetime in Disney's rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. Funny, colourful and action packed, this rollicking adventure really is perfect entertainment for the whole family. (127 mins) 

LUCA (U)
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water's surface. With gorgeous animation, this charming coming of age tale from PIXAR studios is warm and sunny and captures the joy and excitement of childhood discovery. (95 mins)

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (PG)
Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young goddaughter Aurora's upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora's future mother-in-law -- a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land's fairies. Determined to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army. This spectacular Disney sequel to the 2014 global hit is a visual feast for the eyes that boasts exciting action set pieces. Angelina Jolie triumphantly reprises the central character with Michelle Pfeiffer effective as the menacing queen, ably supported by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riiley, Lesley Manville & Imelda Staunton. (118 mins)
MARY POPPINS RETURNS (U)
In Depression-era London, a now-grown up Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she takes the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure and helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. This sequel to the beloved Disney original is a triumph in all departments - beautifully crafted with terrific live-action/animation and a memorable music score. Emily Blunt is perfect as Mary and the stellar cast includes Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke & Meryl Streep. (130 mins) 
MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL
(12)
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe and they have expanded to cover the globe but so have the villains of the universe. To keep everyone safe, decorated Agent H and determined rookie M join forces -- an unlikely pairing that just might work. When aliens that can take the form of any human arrive on Earth, H and M embark on a globe-trotting adventure to save the agency -- and ultimately the world -- from their mischievous plans. This latest instalment of the popular franchise is big, bold fun all the way with amazing effects. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson (120 mins)
MONSTER HUNTER (12)
Behind our world, there is another - a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new one, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis teams up with a mysterious hunter who has found a way to fight back. A quick- fire roller coaster of action and thrills, with state of the art special effects. (104 mins)
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (PG)
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, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land. This stunningly visual adventure fantasy features the vocal talents of Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Morgan Freeman & Helen Mirren. (99 mins)
ONWARD
(U)
Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, so they embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley's epic van Guinevere. Their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. When the boys' fearless mum Laurel realises their sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior - aka The Manticore and heads off to find them. This one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed in this delightful Pixar animated adventure. (102 mins)

PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY (U)

The lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter (James Corden) can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated but when his family is put in danger, by risking everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. This cute, funny and fast - moving sequel is ideal entertainment for children and parents. (85 mins)

PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE (U)
In this thrilling animated adventure, Charlie unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL & unprepared Marla must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home. As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del, the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher, a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself! (100 mins)

PLAYING WITH FIRE (PG)
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable. This fun filled comedy is ideal for the youngsters. (92 mins)

RIDE LIKE A GIRL (PG)

As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup - horse racing's toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by a single father (Sam Neill). She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and brother, Michelle will not give up. This fact - based drama, with its excellent cast of characters, is delight entertainment for the whole family. (100 mins)
SCOOB (PG)

The first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest and most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. The gang discover that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined. (94 mins)
THE SECRET GARDEN (PG)
In 1940’s England at a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, young Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), is sent to live with her uncle Archibald (Colin Firth), under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters) with only the household maid, Martha for company. Mary chances upon her isolated sickly cousin Colin and, together with local boy Dickon, the three children discover a wondrous garden in the manor. This magical place will change their lives forever. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s timeless story is beautifully adapted for a new generation. (100 mins)
SMALLFOOT (PG)
An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, this larger than life tale turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn't exist-a human. News of this "smallfoot" (James Corden) throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all -new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. This a charming mixture of positive messages, physical comedy, and catchy songs, all of which are sure to please young moviegoers. (86 mins)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, this live-action adventure comedy tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. He accidentally knocks out the power grid, sparking the attention of uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) must team up to defend the planet. Now, it's supervillain vs. supersonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic's unique power to achieve world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. (100 mins)
SOUL
(PG)
Jamie Foxx leads an all-star cast in this hilarious, heart-filled adventure from 'Pixar' studios. Joe is a school band teacher, whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz - and he's good. Then he lands the gig of his life at the best jazz club in town but one misstep lands him in a fantastical place: The Great Before in another realm. There, he teams up with soul 22 (Tina Fey) and together they find the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Stunningly animated, imaginative and hearfelt, this is vintage PIXAR. (101 mins)
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (12)
Tom Holland returns as friendly neighbourhood Super Hero who, following the events of 'Avengers: Endgame', must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever as he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. The film expands the Spider-Man film universe, taking Peter Parker out of his comfort zone and his home in New York City, and hurling him across Europe during what was supposed to be a school holiday with friends – but which becomes his greatest challenge and his most epic adventure. as he helps Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal)stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent. (124 mins)
SPIES IN DISGUISE (PG) 
Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. This is a colourful, beautifully animated family comedy adventure set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage. (101 mins)
SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN
(U)

When SpongeBob SquarePants' beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang team up for a heroic and hilarious journey, where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship. This is is a wondrously wacky visit to Bikini Bottom that retains the charm of the original series. (91 mins)

A STORK’S JOURNEY (U)
Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a migratory bird and would not survive the journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own. Only with the help of an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, does he stand a chance to reach his goal and learn to accept who he really is. This delightful animated tale is perfect family entertainment. (85 mins)

THINK LIKE A DOG (PG)

Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox star in this whimsical family comedy about a boy and his dog and a science project that will change all of their lives forever. This good natured and engaging throwback to Disney’s live-action classics follows 12-year-old Oliver, a tech prodigy whose middle-school science fair experiment goes awry, creating a telepathic connection between him and his furry friend, Henry. The bond brings Oliver and Henry even closer as they join forces to comically overcome complications at school and help. (91 mins)
TOM AND JERRY THE MOVIE
(PG)
One of the most beloved rivalries in history is re‐ignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel, forcing the desperate event planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. As mayhem ensues, the escalating cat-and-mouse battle soon threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and the hotel itself. Soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them. Tom and Jerry’s new big‐screen adventure is an eye‐popping blend of classic animation and live action and is perfect family entertainment. (101 mins)
TROLLS WORLD TOUR (U)

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie, Chenille, Satin, Cooper and Guy Diamond — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all. (90 mins)

UGLY DOLLS (U)
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection -- a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the Ugly Dolls learn what it means to be different - ultimately realizing that they don't have to be perfect to be amazing. This feel good animated adventure features the vocal talents of Emma Roberts, Kelly Clarkson & Nick Jonas. (86 mins)
THE WITCHES (PG)
Reimagining Roald Dahl's beloved story for a modern audience, this visually innovative adaptation tells the darkly humorous and heart-warming tale of a young orphaned boy, who, in late 1967, goes to live with his Grandma (Octavia Spencer). The two come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches & retreat to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch (Anne Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies to carry out her nefarious plans. (104 mins)