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 Spring School Holidays


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


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

Little Women

Mild themes and coarse language (PG)
A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.

Release Date: 05/09/2019
Running Time: 112 mins
Director Clare Niederpruem
Cast: Sarah Davenport, Lea Thompson, Allie Jennings

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (PG)

Mild crude humour and coarse language

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

Release Date: 12/09/2019
Running Time: 97 mins
Director Thurop Van Orman
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince

Abominable CTC

A magical Yeti must return to his family.
Release Date: 19/09/2019
Running Time: 95 mins
Director Jill Culton
Cast: Albert Tsai, Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson

Dora and the Lost City of Gold CTC

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever — High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Release Date: 19/09/2019
Running Time: 101 mins
Director James Bobin
Cast: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Jeff Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden and Danny Trejo

Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue CTC

It’s the ADVENTURE BAY 500! The pups have built an awesome race track and are ready to be the pit crew for their race hero, THE WHOOSH! But when the legendary racer is unable to drive in the CHAMPIONSHIP RACE, he calls on his biggest fan-pup MARSHALL to take the wheel and race in his place! Marshall has to overcome his lack of confidence and his dastardly competition, THE CHEETAH, to fulfil his dream of becoming the FASTEST race-pup EVER! Get ready to race and rescue!

Release Date: 03/10/2019
Cast: Jaxon Mercey, Justin Paul Kelly, Lukas Engel, Devan Cohen, Kallan Holley, Shayle Simons, Samuel Faraci, Addison Holley, Joe Motiki, Cal Dodd, Ron Pardo, Matthew Gouveia, Julius Cho, Melanie Leishman, Scott McCord, Jonathan Malen, Anya Cooke and Caoimhe Judd

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil CTC

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
Release Date: 17/10/2019
Director Joachim Rønning
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

Coming later in 2019!

Stay tuned for more details on upcoming family movie releases. 

Artemis Fowl
Spies in Disguise


Arctic Justice (07 November)
Mia and the White Lion (14 November)
Frozen II (28 November)
The Adams Family (5th December)
Playmobil the Movie (12th December)
The Queens Corgi (12th December)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (19th December)
Jumanji: The Next Level (26th December)
Little Women (1st January, 2020)
Spies in Disguise (1st January 2020)
The Voyage of Dr Dolittle (9th January 2020)
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (9th January 2020)


Author: Elise

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

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