The great news for movie fans is that more cinemas in the UK are re-opening every week.
If you go to the cinema, it is now mandatary to wear a face covering unless you are eating. Please follow all instructions from staff about social distancing, use of hand sanitiser and any other safety measures.
Cinemas may require that all seats are pre-booked, so again it is important to check with your local venue rather than just turning up.
Here are some of the films that are scheduled to be released this October Half Term, however you should regard all release dates as provisional, and these films may not appear at your local cinema straight away, and many have already been postponed from previously announced dates.
Here are the movies showing this autumn and those being released in time for October Half Term.
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar's Onward (U) introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Still showing after its release earlier this year, Pixar Animation Studios' all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae - the team behind 'Monsters University.'
With the voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.
Pinocchio (PG) is a new live action movie of the classic tale by Carlo Collodi. This Italian made film is closer to the original book than the Disney version and is dubbed into English. It won a slew of awards in its native Italy on release at the end of last year.
Showing now it stars child actor Federico Ielapi as the title character and Roberto Benigni as Mister Geppetto.
In Trolls World Tour (U) now showing on the big screen after it’s online release earlier this year, Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.
A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme.
With the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden and rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
The story of 100% Wolf (PG) centres on Freddy Lupin, the heir to a proud family line of werewolves. Desperate to become a werewolf himself, Freddy is in for a shock when on his 13th birthday his first “transwolfation” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious … poodle. Just when Freddy thinks life can’t get any worse, he’s groomed against his will, chased into the streets and thrown into dog prison.
This Australian production is now showing and features the voices of Adriane Daff, Akmal Saleh and Alexis Stadermann.
Let’s face it, Bill & Ted Face The Music (TBA) out on 16th September is going to be the movie that parents drag the kids along to for a nostalgia fest, rather than being a film kids have on the must-see list.
Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, would-be rockers Bill & Ted from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.
Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter with William Sadler as the Grim Reaper, the Personification of Death who had a fallout with Bill & Ted due to a lawsuit. It also features cameos from Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and “Weird Al” Yankovic.
In Dream Horse (PG), now postponed until 4th September, Jan Vokes, a cleaner and bartender, recruits her initially reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal - which they name Dream Alliance.
On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million-pound racehorses he comes up against – a true working-class champion, taking on the establishment at their own game. But much more than this, Dream begins to alter the lives of everyone in the syndicate, not least Jan’s.
Starring Toni Collette, Damien Lewis and Owen Teale.
The latest in the Wonder Woman franchise is released on 2nd October. Wonder Woman 1984 (TBC) sees Diana Prince fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.
Starring Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal and Chris Pine.
Family movies out on DVD, Blu-ray and to stream for May and June 2020 including Little Women, Cats, David Copperfield and Paw Patrol: Ready, Race Rescue!
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