How to Make the Most of This Season’s Blockbusters


While cinema, like all the arts, has been hit by the pandemic, you just can’t keep a good film down. Although we’ve been deprived of a lot of our favourite actors, directors, and experiences, the film industry has been bubbling away preparing a storm of new blockbusters.

Right now, there’s some serious firepower in cinemas. We’ve got the star-studded action-thriller Eternals starring Gemma Chan and Richard Madden (and, if the rumours are to be believed, Harry Styles) plus the much-anticipated 007 movie, No Time To Die, with Daniel Craig at the helm for the final time.

Perhaps most excitingly, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings brings an incredible — and almost entirely Asian-lead — cast to the big screen while Jamie-Lee Curtis stars in Halloween Kills, which offers us the seasonal escapism none of us really need.

Coming up, we’ve got some huge numbers, too, with December set to make up for lost time at the cinemas. The reboot Dune brings Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya to the same screen as Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac, for an epic sci-fi coming-of-age story.

Meanwhile, the Broadway hit, Dear Evan Hansen, sees Ben Platt reprise his iconic role for the big screen, and after years of delays, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch will finally bring his pastel, campy drama to the movies. And Ryan Reynolds is doing what Ryan Reynolds does best in Free Guy.

With so much on offer and so many excuses to get down to the cinema for a big-screen extravaganza, here’s how to make the absolute most of the current season:

eBay Tuesdays

Something good is always made better when it’s shared between friends. With the eBay Tuesdays deal, you can get $11 HOYTS cinema tickets to any screening of the latest blockbuster on a Tuesday for yourself and up to five of your mates.

Anyone with an eBay account — which is pretty much everyone — is entitled to the deal.

$11 is almost half off, as standard HOYTS tickets are $21. What’s more, HOYTS LUX tickets are just $25, down from $40, for eBay Plus members.

HOYTS LUX is the premium dine-in option where you’ll be catered for as you watch the film. Enjoy a delicious selection of top-quality meals brought right to your seat and sip on a premium range of wines, beers, and spirits while you watch the action.

It’s a great way to spend an evening but it’s not the only thing eBay has in store.

Happy Hour Deal

You can now double down on your evening with the added bonus of happy hour drinks.

From 28 October to 28 December, all house beer, wine, and spirits are available to eBay Plus members at any HOYTS LUX and general admission screenings, for just $6 between 6-10pm on Tuesdays.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal, or a longer happy hour, outside of a HOYTS cinema on any day of the week. This one you can take advantage of while sitting in pristine luxury with high-quality surround sound and crystal clear high-definition footage.

With a huge range of blockbusters coming to the big screen over the next few months, and an awesome selection of must-see films in cinemas right now, it’s the perfect time to indulge yourself with a little luxury and make cinema your new thing on a Tuesday.