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Sunday Cinema – HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD [PG]

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Fantasy / Action ‧ 1h44m

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

REVIEWS:
****100% ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a fantastic, visually stunning and poignant way to end this beloved trilogy.’ – Hope Corrigan / IGN Movies
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” packs the emotional heft of the dozen or so years it has taken to get this far, tracking the loss of one parent, the discovery of another, and several momentous lessons in bravery and loyalty along the way.’ – Peter Debruge / Variety

 


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Sunday Cinema ~ MARY POPPINS RETURNS [G]

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Comedy, Family, Fantasy ‧ 2h 10m

In Depression-era London, a now-grown 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 helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

REVIEWS:
****78% ‘Mary Poppins Returns relies on the magic of its classic forebear to cast a familiar – but still solidly effective – family-friendly spell.’

 


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Saturday Cinema ~ THE FAVOURITE [MA15+]

THE FAVOURITE

Biography, Comedy, Drama ‧ 2h

golden starsGolden Globe Winner: Best Performance by an Actress – Olivia Colman
Nominated for 10 Oscars

 
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

REVIEWS:
****93% ‘The Favourite sees Yorgos Lanthimos balancing a period setting against rich, timely subtext – and getting roundly stellar performances from his well-chosen stars.’
**** ‘I command you to see it.’ – Peter Howell / Toronto Star

 


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Friday Cinema ~ PICK OF THE LITTER [G]

PICK OF THE LITTER

Documentary, Family * 1h50m

PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

 
REVIEW:
*****100% ‘Pick of the Litter has all the fluffy adorableness audiences expect from a puppy documentary, along with a story that’s as edifying as it is heartwarming.’
‘A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul.’ – Katie Walsh / Los Angeles Times

 


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Saturday Cinema – HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD [PG]

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Fantasy / Action ‧ 1h44m

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

REVIEWS:
****100% ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a fantastic, visually stunning and poignant way to end this beloved trilogy.’ – Hope Corrigan / IGN Movies
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” packs the emotional heft of the dozen or so years it has taken to get this far, tracking the loss of one parent, the discovery of another, and several momentous lessons in bravery and loyalty along the way.’ – Peter Debruge / Variety

 


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Saturday Cinema – R&W Festival Fundraiser – STORM BOY [PG]

READERS & WRITERS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER
STORM BOY

Adventure / Drama / Family ‧ 1h39m

A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. ‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

Cast: Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Finn Little

REVIEWS:
**** ‘Simply unforgettable! With its themes of nurturing, love and survival, this beautiful film is one you must not miss.’ – Louise Keller / Urban Cinefile

 


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Sunday Cinema – SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE [PG]

SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Animation, Action, Adventure ‧ 1h39m

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

REVIEWS:
*****97% ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action.’

 


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Saturday Cinema ~ GLASS [M]

GLASS

Drama, Sci Fi, Thriller ‧ 2h 9m

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

 

Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8

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Special Screening – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SING ALONG [M]

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SING ALONG – only in cinemas
SPECIAL SCREENING: BAR OPEN BETWEEN 8:30pm-9pm.

Biography, Drama, Music ‧ 2h 9m

golden starsGolden Globe Winner: Best Motion Picture: Drama & Best Performance by an Actor: Rami Malek
Nominated for 5 Oscars

 

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee

REVIEWS:
**** “Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury’s moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek’s intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channelling of Mercury’s hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame.” – Richard Brody / New Yorker

 

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Friday Cinema – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY [M]

Bar open between 8:30pm-9pm.

Biography, Drama, Music ‧ 2h 9m

golden starsGolden Globe Winner: Best Motion Picture: Drama & Best Performance by an Actor: Rami Malek
Nominated for 5 Oscars

 

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee

REVIEWS:
**** “Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury’s moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek’s intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channelling of Mercury’s hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame.” – Richard Brody / New Yorker

 

TICKETS:
Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8

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Doors open 30 minutes before screening time. Enter from the rear of the venue, closest to Gloucester Park parking bays.

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