What’s On at the Movies During the September and October School Holidays

Paw Patrol

There’s nothing more satisfying during the school holidays than taking your kids to see a movie.

For one hour (at least), they are whisked away by their imagination into a different world — perhaps one filled with dancing and singing trolls, or puppy policeman or the beauty of a secret garden.

This September, HOYTS is releasing some brand new movies just in time for the school holidays and so you better hop, skip and jump to your closest cinema for some uninterrupted bliss.

Trolls World Tour

Release Date: September 17 (with preview screenings from now until September 16)

Synopsis: Your favourite Trolls are finally back on the big screen and we couldn’t be more excited. 

Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music.

Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes.

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Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue

Release Date:  September 10

Synopsis: Get Ready to zoom back to Barkingburg with the pups in this all-new movie. When the scheming Duke of Flappington (Ashton Frank) steals a powerful levitation gem from the royal castle, it’s up to the PAW Patrol to jet to the rescue before the town is lost forever!

Running Time: 56 minutes.

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The Secret Garden

Release Date:  September 17

Synopsis: In this new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel of the same name, we follow Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, who was born in India to wealthy British parents. When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Colin Firth) at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters) and with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis) for company.

Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst), who has been shut away in a wing of the house, and through her discovery of a wondrous garden, locked away and lost within the grounds of Misselthwaite.

While searching for Hector, a stray dog that led Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon (Amir Wilson) who, through the garden’s restorative powers, helps her to fix Hector’s injured leg. Once brought together, these three slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of the garden — a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes.

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Astro Kid

Release Date:  September 17 (QLD) and September 24 (NSW,ACT,SA,WA)

Synopsis: Following the destruction of their spaceship, ten-year-old William gets separated from his parents while travelling through the galaxy. As his rescue capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet, he befriends the friendly robot Buck and kooky alien Flash. Together they adventure through the wild and mysterious planet, discovering its wildlife and beauty but also the dangers that lie beneath!

Running time: 1 hour 39 minutes.

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Four Kids and It

Release Date: September 17

Synopsis: A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.

Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite

Release Date: September 24 (Preview screenings w/c September 17)

Synopsis: It’s been 10 years since the creation of the Great Truce, an elaborate joint-species surveillance system designed and monitored by cats and dogs to keep the peace when conflicts arise. But when a tech-savvy villain hacks into wireless networks to use frequencies only heard by cats and dogs, he manipulates them into conflict, and the worldwide battle between cats and dogs is back on. Now, a team of inexperienced and untested agents will have to use their old-school animal instincts to restore order and peace between cats and dogs everywhere.

Running Time: 1 hour and 34 minutes.

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Enjoy affordable entertainment the whole family will love these school holidays at HOYTS. Save big on family movies with specially marked Saver and Super Saver sessions*, exclusive to HOYTS Rewards members. Join HOYTS Rewards for free today and book your tickets now.

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