What’s Hot for Kids at the Cinemas these School Holidays

Trying to initiate some quality family time while still keeping the kids busy AND entertained over the School Holidays can be tricky. A visit to your local cinemas is a great school holiday outing, with plenty of choices for families on offer during school holidays.

One of the best draw cards is that there are a range of sessions times to suit, plus a great way to escape the weather, be it hot, cold or raining!

Booking online allows you to choose your seats before you arrive and avoid waiting in long queues during busy sessions.

Many cinemas have special school holiday deals or activities scheduled during school holiday times for even extra added fun! Be sure to check out your local cinemas and see what events are coming up!

New Release Movies for Easter / April School Holidays


Peter Rabbit 2 CTC

In PETER RABBIT™ 2, the loveable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter 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 risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Release Date: 19/03/2020
Running Time: 100 mins
Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit

Trolls World Tour CTC

Sequel to the 2016 animated hit.

Release Date: 26/03/2020
Running Time: TBC

Mulan CTC

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honoured warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Release Date: 26/03/2020
Running Time: TBC
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li

Onward CTC

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.
Release Date: 02/04/2020
Director: Dan Scanlon
Cast: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer

The Secret Garden CTC

THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx – Genius, The Little Stranger), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Academy Award® and BAFTA-winner Colin Firth – A Single Man, The King’s Speech, Bridget Jones’s Baby) at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (BAFTA-winner Julie Walters – Mary Poppins Returns, Harry Potter, Mamma Mia) and with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis – Guilt, Electric Dreams) for company. Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst – Genius, There She Goes), who has been shut away in a wing of the house, and through her discovery of a wondrous garden, locked away and lost within the grounds of Misselthwaite.
While searching for Hector, a stray dog that led Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon (Amir Wilson – His Dark Materials, The Kid Who Would Be King) who, through the garden’s restorative powers, helps her to fix Hector’s injured leg. Once brought together, these three slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.

Release Date: 09/04/2020
Director: Marc Munden
Cast: Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx, Isis Davis, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson

Bite Sized Ballets: Three Little Pigs CTC

Bite Sized Ballets are the perfect way for your little ones to enjoy the magic of dance, music and storytelling on the big screen!

See Elves & The Shoemaker, Three Little Pigs and Tortoise & The Hare brought to life in our 2019 season by Northern Ballet’s amazing dancers in this colourful and highly entertaining films made especially for children. 

BBC presenter Anita Rani will be on hand to tell the story and show some of the moves from the ballet with the help of the loveable characters. 

PLUS: Before each of the ballets, meet Elephant, Monkey or Polar Bear from the animated series Jungle Beat and join in their hilarious adventures via a 5-minute episode before the main event begins.

The Three Little Pigs 
Wednesday 15 April – 10:00am
Sunday 19 April – 10:00am

Tortoise & The Hare 
Wednesday 24 June – 10:00am
Sunday 29 June – 10:00am

Participating Event Cinemas Locations:
Marion, Innaloo, Macquarie, Chermside, Indooroopilly, Loganholme, Castle Hill, Bondi, Miranda, Campbelltown, Robina, Tuggerah, Glendale, Cairns Central, North Lakes, Shellharbour, Manuka, Maroochydore


Release Date: 15/04/2020
Running Time: 43 mins

David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet CTC

In his 93 years on our planet, David Attenborough has visited every continent, explored hundreds of habitats and studied countless species – in his own words he has lived ‘a blessed life’. Throughout the decades David has spent bringing the natural world to the homes of audiences worldwide he has also played witness to the monumental scale of environmental change caused by human actions. ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is David’s witness statement; for the first time sharing his views direct to his global audience and calling for mankind to urgently act on the truth many are starting to accept: that the time to save humanity and the planet that has fostered our development is now. After the film audiences around the world will hear from the great man himself live via satellite from the iconic Royal Albert Hall.
Release Date: 17/04/2020
Running Time: 140 mins

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