Top Six Movies These Winter School Holidays 2019

  • All Ages

The 2019 June-July School Holidays are upon us and the movie line up is, frankly, sensational. I predict it will be the adults pushing to go! Oh and just as a side note, Event Cinemas Australia-wide are gearing up for a jam-packed holiday season filled with FREE film-themed arts and crafts activities that’ll have kids using their minds, hands and flexing their creativity to make take-home artworks as a memory of their day out at the movies. From making bookmarks, hats, masks and more, the arts and crafts activities are all themed to the family films showing during the school break. 

Visit Event Cinemas or check with your local participating cinema for scheduled activities and Family Saver tickets and session times, as details and availability vary from site to site.  

Now for that line up:

Toy Story 4

Release date: 20 June 2019

Rating: G

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

The fourth installment of this extremely popular franchise sees all your favourite toys back as they embark on yet another quest. Bonnie has a new toy ‘Forky’ who joins the gang on their road trip to find Woody’s romantic interest, Bo Peep (who you may remember from the first movie). You can expect tears and laughter as these long-lost friends discover what’s most important to them as toys in the big wide world.

*Images courtesy of Event Cinemas.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Release date: 20 June 2019

Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes

For those of you who had a fur baby before the two-legged version came along, this movie is going to find all your funny bones. Our hero Max now must learn how to navigate life with a married owner and a new baby. Naturally, hilarity ensues. Brought to you by the clever Illumination team responsible for Minions, The Despicable Me movies and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

*Images courtesy of Event Cinemas.

The Lion King

Release date: 17 July 2019

Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes

The much anticipated CG-animated re-imagining of the 1994 Walt Disney classic The Lion King. You already know the story – Simba, Mufasa and Scar, whose younger brother issues cause massive family drama….

A little like the recent release of Aladdin and Dumbo, personally I become somewhat reluctant to see remakes of movies I so adored the first time around but if the reviews are anything to go by, this movie is worth it.

The voice over cast includes some massive names such as Seth Rogen, Beyonce Knowles, Donald Glover, John Oliver and James Earl Jones.

*Images courtesy of Event Cinemas.

Spider-man: Far From Home

Release date: 1 July 2019

Rating: M

Running time: 129 minutes

One for the older kids: Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

*Images courtesy of Event Cinemas.

Men In Black: International

Release date: 14 June 2019

Rating: M

Running time: 155 minutes

If everyone could just look right here… 

Apart from the obvious eye candy, this flick actually looks like it’s kind of fun. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation. Staring our very own Aussie Chris Hemsworth along side Emma Thompson, Tessa Thompson and Liam Neeson.


Jack and the Beanstalk

Release date: 12 July 2019

Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes plus 20min interval

Although technically not a movie as such, this is one performance you’ll want to rush to the Sydney State Theatre to see. The Giant 3D Family Panto Musical Spectacular promises to transport audience members deep into the Giants castle as they enjoy the greatest heroic fairy tale of all time from Bonnie Lythgoe Productions. “A magical and laughter filled production for the whole family from ages 3 to 103”

Staring Jimmy Rees (Jimmy Giggle), Lucy Durak (The Let Down), Richard Reid (Hollywood Gossip reporter), Peter Rowsthorn (Brett from Kath and Kim) and Lachlan Dearing (Hi-5)

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And some notable flicks comings soon:


Dora And the Lost City Of Gold

Release date: 19 September 2019

Rating: PG

Running time: 129 minutes

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.


And of course the one we can’t let go…..


Frozen II

Release date: 28 November 2019

Rating: PG

Running time: unknown

From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in Australian cinemas November, 2019.

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