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The essential movies you need to watch this Easter weekend

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So the bank holiday Easter weekend is upon us and if you're thinking that sunshine is a bit overrated, we've got a whole host of amazing movies for you to feast on at Cineworld.

So whether you want to treat yourself to a great film or you’re an Unlimited member looking to catch up with a whole cinema day, here’s everything you can see this weekend.


New releases...


Fast & Furious 8

What's the story? Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For Fast & Furious 8, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

Click here to book your tickets for Fast & Furious 8.


The Sense of an Ending

What's the story? Starring Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an Ending is based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes. From acclaimed director Ritesh Batra, it is a deeply moving and uplifting story about the paths chosen in life, and the power of memory, love and forgiveness.

Click here to book your tickets for The Sense of an Ending.


Still on release!


Beauty and the Beast

What's the story? Disney’s animated classic gets a sumptuous live-action reboot with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles.

Belle (Emma Watson) is a bookish young woman and keen inventor who goes in search of her father Maurice (Kevin Kline) when he disappears after visiting a mysterious castle. When she gets there, she is shocked to learn that he is the prisoner of the monstrous Beast (Dan Stevens) and volunteers to take his place. Initially terrified of her captor, she soon learns about how he was transformed from a handsome prince into his current state by a magical curse, and a tender love story soon develops.

Twilight director Bill Condon promises to bring a lavish sense of magic to this all-star remake of the celebrated 1991 animation. Anchored by Watson and Stevens, the movie also features Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Josh Gad as LeFou.

Click here to book your tickets for Beauty and the Beast.



The Boss Baby

What's the story? DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby.

The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Click here to book your tickets for The Boss Baby.


Power Rangers

What's the story? Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

Click here to book your tickets for Power Rangers.


Ghost in the Shell

What's the story? Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Click here to book your tickets for Ghost in the Shell.



Smurfs: The Lost Village

What's the story? In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette (Demi Lovato) and her best friends Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! With Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf.

Click here to book your tickets for Smurfs: The Lost Village.


Going in Style

What's the story? Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin team up for this heist movie with a difference!

OAPs Willie (Morgan Freeman), Al (Alan Arkin) and Joe (Michael Caine) are all living unremarkable lives, when one day they decide to spice things up a bit – by robbing a bank! Though none of them have ever done anything criminal in their lives before, all three pull off the heist, but no sooner do they make off with the loot than their age begins to catch up with them…

Garden State director (and Scrubs actor) Zach Braff helms this riotous remake of the beloved 1979 comedy. From Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Alan Arkin (Argo) to Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Ann-Margret (Viva Las Vegas), the film is a rollcall of old-time stars. The script is by acclaimed St Vincent scriptwriter Theodore Melfi.

Click here to book your tickets for Going in Style.


Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience

What's the story? Join Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience, with plenty of snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Leading with ‘Peppa Visits London’, the first of the never-before-seen episodes, Peppa and her friends hop on board a double-decker red bus as the Queen takes them on an unforgettable tour of iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.

The other new ‘oink-tastic’ episodes include ‘The Police, ‘Canal Boat’, ‘The Zoo’, ‘Move to the Music’ and a four-part story in which viewers will join Peppa on an Australian holiday to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo. Each of the nine brand-new episodes will be connected with never-before-seen interactive entertainment featuring live action Peppa and George characters and their friend Daisy, in her colourful new world.

Little ones (and parents too!) can join in with games as well as singing and dancing along to new versions of their favourite nursery rhymes, including The Wheels on the Bus and Row Row Your Boat in this unique new offering for preschoolers. Listen out for two familiar voices in ‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’ as David Mitchell lends his voice to Policeman Panda in the episode ‘The Police’ and Jo Brand voices Mrs. Crocodile in ‘The Zoo.’

Click here to book your tickets for Peppa Pig.


What will you be watching at Cineworld this Easter weekend? Let us know @Cineworld.