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Family Film Programme

Spring

Further information on all films, including links to trailers, can be found at www.imdb.com


THE AMAZING MAURICE (PG)

Maurice (voice of Hugh Laurie) is a large streetwise ginger cat, who travels from town to town offering to solve their sudden rat problem. In reality, he has actually come up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of talking rats and colluding with them to fool the grateful townsfolk. When Maurice and the rodents reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, they meet a bookworm named Malicia and their little con soon goes down the drain, as she leads them on an adventure to solve the mystery of her town. Entertaining and offbeat animated family fun, based on the award-winning book by Sir Terry Pratchett. Featuring the voices of Emilia Clarke, Gemma Arterton, David Thewlis & Hugh Bonneville. (93 mins) 

THE BAD GUYS (U)
Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys-Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula. After years of countless heists and being the world's most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught. Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to keep them out of prison, and the Bad Guys set out to fool the world into believing they've gone good. Packed with huge laughs and edgy action, being bad has never been so fun in this action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation based on the best-selling Scholastic book series. (96 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)

BLUE BEETLE (12)

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armour capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes a Super Hero. This is a refreshingly family-focused superhero movie with plenty of humor and heart. (122 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)
DC LEAGUE OF SUPERPETS (PG)
In this thrilling animated action adventure, Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped by Lex Luthor, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack-Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel- to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes. (105 mins)

DRAGON RIDER (PG)

Firedrake wants to show the older generation he is a real dragon, not the naïve fledgling they see him as. When he discovers that humans are about to destroy the Dragons forest, he sets off with his best friend Sorrel (Felicity Jones), in search for a mythical safe haven hidden in the Himalayas where dragons can live in peace but dragon eating villain Nettlebrand (Patrick Stewart) is hot on their tails to fulfil his own quest: to track and destroy every dragon. Beautifully animated & witty adventure for kids. (100 mins)
ELEMENTAL (PG)

Disney and Pixar’s animated family fantasy is set in Element City, where fire, water, land and air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. With a heartwarming message and stunning animation, this is an engrossing tale for all the family, presented with dazzling visual flair. (103 mins)
EPIC TALES (U)

This is the story of super smart mouse Pattie and her feline friend Sam, as they embark upon an exciting adventure of paw-some proportions through Ancient Greece. With a little help from ageing hero Jason, the animals’ quest brings them face to face with some of the most bizarre and dangerous creatures from Greek mythology, as they race to halt the threat posed to their city by Poseidon himself. Superbly animated, this mythological adventure is creative, comedic, exciting and heartfelt…ideal for a family audience. (100 mins)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 3 (12)

In Marvel Studios’ latest outing, the MCU expands to the far reaches of the galaxy. Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) rallies his unlikely team to embark on a dicey, action-packed mission to protect one of their own. If themission is not completely successful, a new force threatens to bring the Guardians down for Good. Taking the team in a darker direction without sacrificing heart or humor, this loving last hurrah for the intergalactic ragtag family ends the trilogy on an entertaining high note. (144 mins)

THE HAUNTED MANSION (12)

Inspired by the classic Disney family theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion tells the story of Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), a single mom, who discovers that the home she and her son share is haunted by irksome ghosts. Hoping to restore domestic tranquility, Gabbie recruits a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid the house of the supernatural squatters. A non-stop blend of action, adventure and comedy featuring an all-star cast that includes Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVitoJamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto. (122 mins)
LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE (PG)

A live-action/CGI musical comedy adventure, based on the best-selling book series. When the Primm family moves to New York City, son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. Then he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps, the Primms must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti, to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality. (96 mins)
MATILDA THE MUSICAL (PG)

Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination — and the worst parents in the world (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough). On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda finds the school is an oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). This cinematic adapatation of the award- winning stage musical, based on the Roald Dahl story, is an inspirational tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage to help others and take charge of her own destiny. (117 mins)
MIGRATION (U)

The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York City, to tropical Jamaica. From the creators of Despicable Me, this animated adventure filled comedy is great family fun. (83 mins)
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (U)
Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. When the infamous supervillain group, the Vicious 6, ousts their leader, Gru attempts to join their ranks but soon finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to learn martial arts to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Packed with the franchise's signature subversive humor, this animated adventure features more thrilling action than any previous Despicable Me film. (88 mins)

PAW PATROL THE MOVIE (U)
The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone's favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Perfect animated fun for young children. (82 mins)

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH (PG)
Swashbuckling feline, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), returns in a new adventure, as the daring outlaw discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star on his grandest quest yet. With only one life left, Puss must ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: Kitty Softpaws. They are joined in their journey by a chatty and cheerful mutt named Perro. Together, they will need to stay one step ahead of the fairy tale realm’s craftiest crooks including Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Thrilling animated family fun. (102 mins)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN (PG) 

An enchanting adventure for a new generation. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas. When the children discover an injured American soldier hiding out in the railyard, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend. (98 mins)

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (PG)
In the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago & when evil threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned — and it's up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last drgaon to restore the fractured land and unite its divided people. Stunningly animated epic adventure from 'Disney' with a captivating and exciting story line filled with memorable characters. (107 mins)

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS (12)

Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult Super Hero alter-egos. However, when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy—aka Shazam—and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of their world. This exciting adventure spectacle is huge fun for any audience & a worthy sequel. With Zachary Levi, Rachel Zegler, Lucy Liu & Helen Mirren. (130 mins)

THE SUPER MARIO BROS MOVIE (PG)

Two Brooklyn plumbers are brothers and best friends: Mario, the brave one with the "let's-a go" attitude, and the perpetually anxious Luigi, who Miles would prefer to go nowhere. We open with the Super Mario Brothers reckoning with their struggling plumbing business, and wind up in a whirlwind adventure through Mushroom Kingdom. Through their journey, we meet a cast of familiar characters, ultimately uniting together to defeat the power-hungry villain, Bowser. The film takes what millions of gamers worldwide have loved for thirty-five years and levels it up to a new and breathtaking cinematic experience. (92 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)

STRANGE WORLD (PG)

Disney Animation Studios' original animated adventure about a family of explorers with the voices of Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucy Liu and Gabrielle Union. 25 years ago, Jaeger Clade (voice of Dennis Quaid) chose his mission over his son Searcher and abandoned him. Now Searcher is a farmer, harvesting the plant Pando as a fuel resource, but Pando is losing its power and Callisto Mal asks Searcher to help her find out why. With a motley crew, they travel to an uncharted, subterranean world, along with Searcher's wife Meridian and their son Ethan, where they make a number of startling discoveries that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures. (95 mins)
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM (PG)

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them. With its unique visual style and a story that captures the essence of the franchise's appeal, this latest entry is an animated treat for the whole family with spectacular visuals, an excellent voice cast, and lots of humour. (95 mins)
TROLLS BAND TOGETHER (U)

The latest chapter of DreamWorks Animation's blockbuster musical franchise! As Poppy (Anna Kendrick) grows closer to her now boyfriend Branch (Justin Timberlake), she discovers his secret past as a member of her favorite boyband, BroZone, with his four estranged brothers. When Branch's bro Floyd is kidnapped for his musical talents by a pair of nefarious popstars, Branch and Poppy embark on an action-packed journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd. The family adventure features the signature psychedelic joy-bomb of new and classic pop hits. (92 mins)

TURNING RED (PG)
Mei Lee is a confident, nerdy 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. As if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited, she “poofs” into a giant red panda!. This beautifully animated, humerous and heartwarming tale is another hit for 'Disney' & 'Pixar'. (100 mins)
 

WISH (U)

In this latest animated Disney musical-comedy, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist in the kingdom of Rosas, makes a powerful wish that’s answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Soon, Asha and Star must face a formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas—to save her community and prove that when one brave human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things happen. She’s driven to do what is right for Rosas, which really kicks in when she learns the king’s real plans for most of the wishes in his possession. Featuring the vocal talents of Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine. (95 mins)
WONKA (PG)

Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of 'Roald Dahl’s' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this is the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate‐maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. This irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen musical spectacle introduces audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock‐full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible. This visual feast with catchy songs is a heart-warming crowd pleaser. (116 mins)

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