What to watch at the cinema over Christmas

Empire Cinemas will be screening a wide-range of cinematic blockbusters this Christmas to entertain film-fanatics, families and those who want to get in the festive spirit with a seasonal Christmas flick.

This December, some of the world’s greatest acting talent will come to the big screen in the much anticipated releases of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 3D. Meanwhile festive family films, such as Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? and Get Santa will also be screened at Empire Cinemas Walthamstow to entertain children and families at their favourite time of year. The following film releases will be screened this Christmas:

Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? (Out now)


The pupils of St Bernadette’s and the madcap Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) are back! When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (Martin Clunes) loses his memory as well as Archie the Donkey, it’s up to them to save the day and reunite him with his fiancée Sophie (Catherine Tate) in New York. Prepare for a race against time, fantastic flash mobs and plenty of Christmas fun on their greatest adventure yet.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Out now)


The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.


Paddington (Out now)


Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a young bear from Peru with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home.  Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist…


Get Santa (Out now)


It’s days before Christmas and reindeer are found running loose through the streets of London. Meanwhile an astonished 9 year-old Tom (newcomer Kit Connor) discovers Santa (Jim Broadbent) in the garden shed. He has crash-landed while test-driving his new sleigh and enlists Tom and his father Steve (Rafe Spall) to help him get back to Lapland. But what happens when Santa is arrested and thrown into prison? Will Steve and Tom be able to break him out in time for Christmas?


Penguins of Madagascar 3D (Out now)

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Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.

Trailer: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qJ2oP6rQs0

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 3D (12th December)


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. Bilbo and Company are forced to enter into a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug to stop the dragon from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (12th December)


Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn believes you can’t judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the Neverbeast. While Tinker Bell and her friends aren’t so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn must trust her heart and take a leap of faith if she hopes to rally the girls to save the Neverbeast.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (19th December)


Get ready for the most wild and adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever, as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favourite and news characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.


Annie (26th December)


Annie is a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mum Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx)  makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.


For further screenings and information visit www.EmpireCinemas.co.uk

About Annette Newman

Deputy Editor of TrendLife Magazine. Often daydreaming, always happy. If you only do one thing today, do it more stylish than you did before.

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