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 Winter School Holidays


2040 (G) 

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.
Release Date: 23/05/2019
Running Time: 92 mins
Director: Damon Gameau

Cast: Damon Gameau


Aladdin (PG)

Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Guy Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

RELEASE DATE: 23/05/2019
DIRECTOR: Guy Ritchie
CAST: Billy Magnussen, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari, Naomi Scott, Navid Negahban, Mena Massoud, Nasim Pedrad

The Secret Life of Pets 

RELEASE DATE: 20/06/2019
DIRECTOR Chris Renaud
CAST: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

Toy Story 4

Woody and Buzz embark on a quest to find Woody’s romantic interest, Bo Peep.
RELEASE DATE: 20/06/2019
DIRECTOR: Josh Cooley
CAST: Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette


Spider-Man: Far from Home CTC

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
RELEASE DATE: 01/07/2019
RUNNING TIME: 135 mins
CAST: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal

The Lion King (CTC)

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
RELEASE DATE: 17/07/2019
DIRECTOR Jon Favreau
CAST: Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon

Coming later in 2019!

Stay tuned for more details on upcoming family movie releases. 

Artemis Fowl
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Spies in Disguise


Arctic Justice
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle 2 CTC
The Queens Corgi
Star Wars Episode IX
Frozen II



Author: Elise

Elise is a mum to three, Occupational Therapist, coffee lover and adventure seeker.

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