This year’s crop of family movies will bring out your inner child as well as your real kids! We’ve picked 10 movies showing at Cineworld that have plenty of appeal for parents, little ones and everyone in-between – and when you go as a family, you can even pay a child’s price for your ticket*
Tom Holland proves he’s the (young) man for the job in this hugely entertaining entry in the series which sees school boy Spider-Man trying his superhero costume for size. An ideal Marvel movie for youngsters, Spider-Man also has lots to offer adults, from Robert Downey-Jr as the sardonic Tony Stark to a nostalgic vibe that harks back to 80s teen movies.
The Emoji Movie
If you have an emoji lover in your household, here’s a treat: The Emoji Movie goes into your smartphone to the exciting city of Textopolis, where all the cutest emojis live. The wild card is Gene, an emoji who can break more than one expression – but Gene is desperate to become normal and goes on a mission with his mates Hi-5 and Jailbreak. With witty gags and a brilliant voice cast including James Corden and Anna Faris, this is one to get you all giggling.
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
When we last saw adorable Surly, Buddy and Andie they were living happily in Liberty Park – but now the park’s due to be torn down! This animated sequel sees the squirrels and chums working together to save their home, a story that involves a host of new characters including a crooked mayor with a hyperactive, dognapping daughter… Listen out for Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph and Jackie Chan in this family watch that’s as action-packed as it is mischievously funny.
Out August 18th
The Jungle Bunch
Who can resist a Kung Fu penguin living in the jungle who thinks he’s a tiger? Join Maurice and his gang of animated animals as they go on a mission to protect their jungle home. This is the first big screen outing for the merry bunch of misfits, who include a goldfish, a tarsier and a gorilla – and kids will love the army of silly baboons lead by Igor the evil Koala.
Out September 15th
The Lego Ninjago Movie
If you’ve seen the Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, you’ll be as excited as we are about the latest spin-off. The Lego Ninjago Movie opens up a whole new world as lego Ninjas and Samurai take on dragons and snake-men. The action kicks in when evil warlord Lord Gagmadon tries to come back from the underworld, unleashing mayhem and crazy combat galore. Expect bucketloads of irreverent humour – these gags come thick and fast and really zing for kids and adults. Listen out for Dave Franco, Olivia Munn and Jackie Chan.
Out October 13th
My Little Pony: The Movie
Welcome back to Equestria, where the pretty ponies frolic in castles as colourful as their manes. But it’s not all blue skies and rainbows: a new dark force threatens Ponyville, sending the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – on a thrilling journey where they use the magic of friendship. A sparkling delight, with voices from Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth and Liev Schreiber.
Out October 20th
The adorable, accident-prone bear is back on the big screen with another winning movie that will have adults grinning as hard as the kids. Ben Whishaw returns as the voice of Paddington, now a window cleaner and a popular figure in his neighbourhood – well, popular until the accident-prone thing kicks in. When mysterious events occur, he joins his family (Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins) on a mission to investigate. With Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi, this is a reunion to celebrate.
Out November 10th
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Here’s the present on everyone’s Christmas wishlist: a trip to the cinema with the family for a great new Star Wars movie. Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are back as Rey and Finn, who join forces with the great Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) for an unforgettable adventure. Game of Thrones fans can enjoy the return of Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, while of course Adam Driver returns as the infamous Kylo Ren…
Out December 15th
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
Here’s a great fit for families with teens in tow. The brand new version of Jumanji sees four teenagers in detention who discover an old video game. Hey presto, they’re sucked into the world of the game and the thick of the jungle for an incredible ride. They’re also stuck in the bodies of their avatars, which brings big laughs, as well as top turns from Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. Something for everyone!
Out December 20th
The director of Rio brings a heartwarming new animation to cinemas. Based on the beloved book The Story Of Ferdinand, it tells the story of a giant bull who’s captured and taken to a scary new place – but he gets a gang of misfits together for an epic adventure. The endearing fish-out-of-water story features an all-star cast including John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez and Anthony Anderson. A perfect fit for a family Christmas.
Out December 22nd
*What’s the Cineworld Family offering then?
To celebrate an exceptional slate of family movies, this summer Cineworld have a selection of brilliant offers for families.
The Family Ticket admits 4 people (including either 1 or 2 adults and 2 or 3 children) for the same cost as 4 child tickets. With the Cineworld Family Ticket, adults pay kids’ prices.
You can also nab yourself an exclusive Family Special meal, which includes 2 Munchboxes, 1 Regular Popcorn & 2 Regular Soft Drinks for only £10.50 – a saving of over 40%! Munchboxes are also available separately – they’re a good value snack option designed specifically for kids.
These family deals are available across all Cineworld cinemas in the UK.
More information can be found at https://www.cineworld.co.uk/static/en/uk/family
BARGAIN TIP: Keep an eye on the Movies for Juniors schedule at Cineworld – all tickets are £2.50 for these weekly screenings of previously released kids’ movies.