School hol­i­day fun on the big screen

Southern Telegraph - - Kids Activity Guide -

En­ter­tain­ing the whole fam­ily dur­ing the school hol­i­days is easy, thanks to a fan­tas­tic selec­tion of movies at United Cin­e­mas Rock­ing­ham.

One of the many films sure to keep chil­dren happy is The Lego Bat­man Movie.

The spin-off of the hi­lar­i­ous 2014 box of­fice suc­cess The Lego Movie, the se­quel fol­lows Lego Bat­man in his at­tempts to save Gotham City from The Joker’s hos­tile takeover.

In or­der to pre­vail, Lego Bat­man must en­list the help of others and learn how to lighten up.

The all-star cast in­cludes Will Ar­nett as Lego Bat­man, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera and Ralph Fi­ennes.

An­other kid-friendly re­lease coming to United Cin­e­mas Rock­ing­ham is Smurfs: The Lost Vil­lage.

In this fully an­i­mated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mys­te­ri­ous map sets Smur­fette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an ex­cit­ing and thrilling race through the For­bid­den For­est.

For dance lovers, the hit new movie Dance Academy is a must-see. It tells the story of Tara Web­ster, who is des­tined to be­come one of the top dancers of her gen­er­a­tion, un­til an in­jury pre­vents her career pro­gress­ing. But she at­tempts to defy the odds and re­de­fines the mean­ing of her dreams.

For fast-paced ac­tion, do not go past The Fate Of The Fu­ri­ous star­ring Vin Diesel, Dwayne John­son, Char­l­ize Theron and He­len Mir­ren.

When a mys­te­ri­ous woman se­duces Dom into the world of crime and a be­trayal of those clos­est to him, the crew face tri­als that will test them as never be­fore.

Mar­vel Stu­dios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 con­tin­ues the team’s ad­ven­tures as they tra­verse the outer reaches of the cosmos.

The Guardians must fight to keep their new-found fam­ily to­gether as they un­ravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parent­age.

This year, United Cin­e­mas will also be screen­ing some of the lat­est box of­fice hits in its new out­door set­ting.

The open-air cin­ema, di­rectly be­hind the orig­i­nal United Cin­e­mas build­ing, has room for 300 deckchairs and has be­come a hit with Rock­ing­ham fam­i­lies.

Pic­ture: Ai­den Boy­ham

United Cin­e­mas team mem­bers Han­nah Coun­cil, Monica Jensen and Ben Sed­don at the open-air cin­ema in Rock­ing­ham.

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