Initially cinemas will be probably be showing films that were on release before lockdown, or may show classic movies. It is very important to contact your local cinema to find out what films individual cinemas will be showing.
If you decide to venture out to the cinema, please follow all instuctions from staff about social distancing, face coverings and use of hand sanitiser etc.
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 summer, 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.
We will keep this page updated regularly.
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 scheduled for release on 31st July and features the voices of Adriane Daff, Akmal Saleh and Alexs Stadermann.
Postponed from it's original April release date comes The Secret Garden (TBC), which is now scheduled for release on 14th August. Based on the classic book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Mary Lennox is a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors.
Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin and local boy Dickon. Once brought together, these three damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of a hidden garden - a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.
Starring Colin Firth, Dixie Egerickx and Julie Walters.
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.
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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