Chaos when Bigfoot meets Smallfoot
A new Warner animation feature will entertain the kids, Mamma Mia and the Greatest Showman are back for singalongs and a ghost story from Sicily will haunt you.
For the mid-term holidays there is a new animated feature for the kids
from Warner animation. High in the mountains above the clouds live a community of Yeti, hidden from humans who are only known from legends. Migo is the Yeti son of the leader who accidentally finds a young boy whom he calls Smallfoot. Ridiculed by the Yeti villagers when he tries to explain, he is banished and has to find the human village for proof. For Halloween fun there is
a sequel to the 2015 original. The obligatory two friends Sonny and Sam find an old book called Haunted Hallowe’en, in a creepy old house no one would dream of visiting. They open the book and up pops Slappy the malevolent ventriloquist’s dummy who plans a Halloween Apocalypse with all his monster hordes. Jack Black moves to this one from his recent House with a Clock to reprise his role as R L Stine, the author of the book. Rowan Atkinson is back in
creating chaos wherever he goes and Lady Gaga scores a personal triumph in the new
generously paying tribute to Judy Garland while Bradley Cooper re-moulds the familiar story for an insight into the pop world of today. This is only at The Lonsdale.
Live events lead off tonight and again on Sunday with
as the eternal rock star revives all his old hits to celebrate 60 years in showbusiness. On Monday it is a trip to the Royal Ballet for the lavish production of the ballet Mayerling.
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
The cinema is alive with the sound of singalong versions of the two top musicals of the year beginning tonight with, of course,
plus screenings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tomorrow morning and afternoon plus morning shows next Tuesday and Wednesday it is Hugh Jackman strutting his stuff as P.T. Barnum in
Singing is not obligatory but I’ll bet you won’t be able to resist.
The Monday alternative is the Italian film, in which a 12-year-old girl, in love with her handsome classmate, journeys between fantasy and reality in search of him when he disappears. As she travels deeper into enchanted forests the mystery assumes disturbing qualities.
The Thursday documentary is
Death by Audio was the name of a venue for underground music in New York from 2005 to 2014. The film reveals its origins and the demise. The film is showing in association with Dumfries Music Conference and tickets are at the special price of £4.
Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas
The new manifestation of
is the Friday film tonight offering plenty of grizzly thrills while on Saturday
gives the Hatton Garden jewellery heist star appeal thanks to an A-list cast headed by Michael Caine.
The reality is that a gang of ageing criminals hoodwinked the police and the security service by bringing off the most audacious robbery that would have challenged a gang half their age. Of course justice triumphed but the film leaves us with sneaking admiration.
The Live event next Monday is a visit to the Royal Ballet for a performance of, Mayerling, Kenneth MacMillan’s lavishly staged story of dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues inspired by true historical events.
New from tonight is the thriller
Seven strangers arrive at the run down novelty hotel, El Royale on the California/ Nevada border. Jeff Bridges is a priest, Jon Hamm is a vacuum cleaner salesman, Dakota Johnson is a Southern Gangster and Chris Hemsworth is a cult leader. They all have secrets but the hotel has more.
The erratic, does the comedy, the mystery thriller, But as yet no Vue Cinema is showing A Star is Born. Live events at the weekend are the Cliff Richard 60th Anniversary spectacular and on Monday, the Royal Ballet in Mayerling. continues as and
Monsters Smallfoot, main picture, and The Predator, below