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What’s in cinemas these Spring School Holidays: Movie Guide

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Spring School Holiday Movie Guide 2019/2020
In cinemas now: Four Kids & It

A trip to the movies is always a fun activity to do during term break, which means everyone is wondering what’s in cinemas these school holidays! With restrictions easing in NSW, the cinemas are open again, and they’re doing lots to ensure a Covid-safe experience for all guests. Our Movie Guide for the Spring School Holidays features everything you need to choose the best movie for your family… including ratings, duration and the trailer!


Movies: A covid-safe school holiday activity

Cinemas have had to make some important changes to ensure the healthy and safety of their guests. These include:

  • Screening guests before they arrive, with health and safety questions
  • Limiting the number of guests on site
  • Seat separation in cinemas. When you book tickets online, seats around you will be blocked out to ensure you’re not right next to another group.
  • Increased cleaning & sanitisation in high-touch areas
  • Encouragement of pre-booking and contactless payment

If you’re going to the movies, protect others by:

  • Following distance markers throughout the venues (foyer, candy bar, cinemas)
  • Practice good hygiene and wash hands frequently
  • Place your rubbish in the bin at the conclusion of sessions
  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Cover coughs/sneezes, dispose of tissues and make use of the available hand sanitiser

Get more details about what Hoyts and Event Cinemas are doing to keep you Covid-safe.

Now…. what movie to choose? Take a look at the Quicklinks below to see what movies are showing in your local cinema these school holidays:


Movie Guide: What’s in cinemas these school holidays

Trolls World Tour

Poppy and Branch discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music — funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a daring mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct.

  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Running Time: 94 mins
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake
  • Rated: PG

Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite

Cats and dogs join forces in the secret spy world, a partnership known as The Great Truce, in this family-furrendly comedy adventure. However, when a dastardly supervillain parrot discovers a way to manipulate sounds that only felines and canines can hear, it threatens to end the peace. It is up to special agents Gwen the Cat and Roger the Dog to save the day.

  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Running Time: 84 mins
  • Cast: Princess Davis, Sarah Giles, Max Greenfield
  • Rated: G

The Secret Garden

When Mary Lennox’s parents suddenly die, she is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. While exploring, she discovers a hidden magical garden.

  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Running Time: 100 mins
  • Cast: Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx, Isis Davis, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson
  • Rated: PG

Four Kids and It

Michael Caine voices a magical creature who ends up on a Cornwall beach and has the power to grant a family wishes in this fantasy kids flick. Co-stars Russell Brand.

  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Running Time: 110 mins
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Ashley Aufderheide, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Billy Jenkins
  • Rated: PG

The High Note

Dakota Johnson and Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross lead this Los Angeles music biz dramedy directed by Emmy nominee Nisha Ganatra.

Middle-aged pop superstar Grace Davis (Ross) wants to record a new album, but her manager (Ice Cube) thinks that taking a Vegas residency is the right move at this stage of her career. Enter Grace’s overworked – and often overlooked – assistant, Maggie (Johnson). Aspiring to become a music producer, Maggie tries to hatch a plan that will see Grace succeed while also fulfilling her own dreams.

  • Release Date: In cinemas now
  • Running Time: 103 mins
  • Cast: Dakota Johnson,  Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Ice Cube, June Diane Raphael 
  • Rated: PG-13

The One and Only Ivan

A gorilla named Ivan tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella as they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

  • Release Date: 24 September
  • Running Time: 95 mins
  • Cast: Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren Brooklynn Prince, Chaka Khan
  • Rated: PG

The Education Of Fredrick Fitzell

Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) travels metaphorically – and literally – into his past after a strange encounter with a man from his youth in this time travel thriller. While there, Fred discovers the truth about what happened to a missing girl, a drug called Mercury, and a horrific creature that has now followed him into adulthood.

  • Release Date: 30 September
  • Running Time:  97 minutes
  • Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Maika Monroe, Hannah Gross, Amanda Brugel, Emory Cohen, Keir Gilchrist

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