Itching to get back to the big screen? Well, we've got some terrific Cineworld news for you. Scroll down to discover all of the classic movies, plus some 2020 gems, that you'll get to enjoy when Cineworld re-opens on 31st July.
2020 NEW RELEASES COMING SOON TO CINEWORLD
Christopher Nolan's lavishly staged new blockbuster is shrouded in mystery – and frankly we wouldn't have it any other way. The Inception and The Dark Knight helmer has described his latest movie as his "most ambitious" project so far. And it's hard to disagree when the budget has reached $205 million, with filming spanning multiple countries from the UK to India. BlacKkKlansman's John David Washington leads the cast as a globe-trotting operative who must get to grips with "time inversion". Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki and Michael Caine are among the other big names in the excellent cast.
Disney has been on a roll with its list of big-budget remakes, and the latest, Mulan, looks to be the most ambitious of the lot. Whale Rider filmmaker Niki Caro directs Liu Yifei in the title role, as a young Chinese woman disguises herself to serve in the Imperial army. The songs and sidekicks are reportedly gone (although Christine Aguilera has re-recorded 'Reflection'), but the sheer scale is set to be awe-inspiring. The film mixes martial arts and fantasy in the manner of the 'wuxia' genre, and the cast reads like a who's who of Asian cinema icons. Jet Li, Gong Li, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee and Donnie Yen round out the ensemble.
Russell Crowe has a severe case of road rage in this taut-looking thriller. Caren Pistorius is the young mother who makes the serious mistake of crossing Crowe's unhinged loner during a traffic light altercation – leading to a nail-biting race against time.
Casino Royale star Eva Green plays an astronaut grappling with family issues as she prepares to face the great beyond. Disorder director Anna Winocour presents a topical story of one woman's push in a male-dominated industry, juxtaposing it with an intimate story of motherhood.
- Black Water Abyss
12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley collaborates on the script for this ripping adventure, as a group of young cave divers are beset by rising floodwaters and a collection of hungry crocodiles.
- Broken Hearts Gallery
The messiness of modern relationships is transformed into modern art in this contemporary rom-com. Debut director Natalie Krinsky works with Blockers breakout Geraldine Viswanathan in this story of a heartbroken young woman. She translates mementos of her shattered relationship into a shared communal space for people feeling the same pain.
- Saint Frances
A critical hit on the film festival circuit, Saint Frances centres on a young nanny (writer/star Kelly O'Sullivan) who forms an unexpected bond with a new six-year-old charge. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 97% aggregate score and says: "Saint Frances approaches an array of weighty issues with empathy, humor, and grace -- and marks star and writer Kelly O'Sullivan as a tremendous talent to watch."
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MOVIES SCREENING IN CINEWORLD AHEAD OF TENET
- The Dark Knight trilogy (screening in standard widescreen and also IMAX)
Nolan re-imagined the Batman mythology as a gritty, grounded crime epic that swapped elaborate Gothic set designs and campy costumes for something more believable. Christian Bale anchors the blockbusting trio of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, bringing commanding authority to the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. And the rich supporting cast adds further vibrancy to Nolan's depiction of Gotham, most famously the Oscar-winning Heath Ledger's iteration of the Joker in The Dark Knight.
If you missed Nolan's groundbreaking comic book trilogy in IMAX the first time around, now's the time to make amends. Experience Wally Pfister's sweeping cinematography the way it was meant to be experienced – both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises utilised IMAX cameras to help pull audiences into a comic book world without rules. And the immersive soundscape is another key IMAX factor, with Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's moody soundtracks setting an appropriately dark tone.
- Inception (screening in standard widescreen and also IMAX)
Dreams collapse and imaginations are fired in Nolan's imaginative 2010 thriller. Fresh off the success of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Nolan was given carte blanche by Warner Bros. to imagine a wholly original scenario, one that would demand the attention of an audience as layers of subconscious intrigue unfold in front of our eyes.
Leonardo DiCaprio leads a starry cast as Dominic Cobb, tasked with leading a team inside the head of another man to plant the seed of an idea. The audacious notion is called 'inception', and it allows Nolan, plus his regular collaborator Wally Pfister, to dream big with revolving corridors, James Bond-riffing snow set-pieces and lots more.
The dreamscapes of Inception hooked global audiences during its initial run, with the film grossing more than $800 million worldwide. Now, you can venture back into the area of psychological crime with the IMAX presentation promising to add futher jaw-dropping dimensions of intrigue.
- Interstellar (screening in IMAX only)
Love transcends time and space in Nolan's galaxy-spanning sci-fi adventure, which draws on the knowledge of astrophysicist Kip Thorne for added authenticity. Matthew McConaughey is the pilot who must leave a blighted Earth to find a new home for mankind. However, Cooper must reckon with the void that opens up between himself and his young daughter Murph, left behind on Earth as her father begins an extraordinary, pioneering journey through a black hole.
Nolan's imagination reaches new heights in Interstellar, as we sweep from planets with mountain-sized waves to a fraught docking sequence set to Hans Zimmer's organ-laden score. Interstellar was widely acclaimed as an IMAX feast on its initial release in 2014, and very soon you can experience the magic all over again.
- Dunkirk (screening in IMAX only)
Christopher Nolan's take on the pivotal Operation Dynamo Dunkirk evacuation blows apart notions of space and time. In the director's usual non-linear fashion, Dunkirk plays out on three different timelines (land, sea and air) to examine the multifaceted efforts to bring stranded British troops home. With its awesomely enveloping sound design and handsome IMAX-assisted cinematography, Dunkirk remains a spectacle for the senses and the emotions. A starry cast helps put a human face on this key moment in World War II history: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles and Cillian Murphy merge with newcomers like Fionn Whitehead.
CLASSIC MOVIES RETURNING TO CINEWORLD
Already announced on the blog, we're delighted to be hosting the 40th-anniversary screening of this Star Wars classic. It's widely considered to be the best in the saga, and this is your chance to witness that Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader twist on the big screen where it belongs.
As far back as we can remember, we've wanted to bring you Martin Scorsese's mob masterpiece. And it will soon be roaring its way towards Cineworld in a blaze of energy, violence and rock and roll, as Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and an Oscar-winning Joe Pesci go to work.
- The Shawshank Redemption
Frank Darabont's engrossing Stephen King adaptation never fails to move with its story of friendship forged within the walls of a maximum-security prison. Revisit Shawshank and its litany of eye-widening, heart-rending scenes on the big screen.
- Back to the Future trilogy
Best movie trilogy of all time? For many, the irresistibly energetic and optimistic Back to the Future series is up there. Revisit each of Marty McFly's (Michael J. Fox) adventures in Cineworld, and rekindle the wonder you felt when watching them for the first time.
- Blade Runner
Ridley Scott's unforgettable depiction of a dystopian Los Angeles set a new benchmark for science-fiction cinema. And you can experience the majesty all over again when Blade Runner returns to Cineworld, shimmering and nightmarish in its depiction of an android-riven future.
- The Goonies
It's time to break out the truffle shuffle as the classic kids' adventure returns to Cineworld. Helmed by Richard Donner and produced by Steven Spielberg, this irreverent treasure hunt story made stars out of Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and more.
David Bowie's Goblin King Jareth takes centre stage in Jim Henson's Labyrinth. The late music icon is big of hair and clad in tights in this cult fantasy favourite, which co-stars a young, pre-fame Jennifer Connelly.
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Director James Cameron upgraded his lean, mean 1984 thriller into an altogether more spectacular beast in T2. With its revolutionary liquid metal morphing effects, plus the contrast of good guy Arnold Schwarzenegger with devious villain Robert Patrick, it remains one of the defining blockbusters of the 1990s.
2020 FILMS RETURNING TO CINEWORLD THAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Sega icon Sonic bursts onto the big screen in his feature film debut, voiced by Ben Schwartz. This box office hit pits the ultra-fast gaming icon against Jim Carrey's fiendish Dr. Robotnik.
Vin Diesel growls and punches his way through this Valiant Comics adaptation, playing a formerly dead Marine now invested with extraordinary superpowers.
Sam Mendes' astonishingly immersive World War I drama returns to Cineworld, ready to re-envelop audiences in its long-take portrayal of trench warfare. Revisit Roger Deakins' Oscar-winning cinematography back on the big screen where it belongs.
Disney-Pixar's latest movie is a characteristic blend of warmth and tears, as two elf brothers (voiced by Marvel brethren Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) embark on a road trip to magically bring their late father back to life.
Amazingly, it's been 17 years since the release of Bad Boys 2, and 13 years since it formed the basis of that brilliant gag in Hot Fuzz. Now, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's cops Mike and Marcus are back to bicker their way through a fresh onslaught of action.
Music video veteran Melina Matsoukas makes her assured feature film debut with this stylish riff on Bonnie and Clyde. Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith are an arresting duo, playing lovers on the run in this romantic (and very topical) thriller.
- My Spy
Guardians of the Galaxy bruiser Dave Bautista demonstrates his comic chops in this knockabout story of an elite operative who's forced to team up with a young girl.
- Military Wives
Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan are an appealing chalk and cheese duo in this heartwarming drama, inspired by the creation of the UK's first-ever military wives choir.
Which of these classic movies will you be watching in Cineworld? Let us know @Cineworld.