Movie Guide to These School Holidays

Movie Guide to These School Holidays

School holidays are here and it seems like the previous had just lapsed. The kids can now kick off their school shoes and forget to empty their lunchboxes (yep, I’ve done that before). What will you do?

There’s only so many hiding places around the house and indoor activities you can do, which is why you should get out of the house and take them to your local cinema. This means the kids get to watch an entertaining film for two hours and you get to enjoy a little peace and quiet. Everybody wins. 

Here is a list of films that will be in cinemas during the July school holidays with a synopsis, time length and rating for your convenience. 


For the pre-primary schoolers;


DINOSAUR TRAIN – Action/Adventure. G, 60 minutes.

Come along with Buddy and his Pterandon family as they embark on the most exciting Dinosaur Train adventure of all – they are going to the Dinosaur Big City, Laramidial The Theropod Club Convention is on and Buddy is curious to fin out more about his species, so all his family nd theropod friends, including King Cryolophosaurus and Annie Tyrannosaurus, take a journey to the Dinosaur Big City where they dance, sing and explore!


KING OF THE RAILWAY – Adventure/Childrens. G, 60 minutes.

Thomas discovers mysteries of the past and must help a new friend save a ruined castle. He may even find some treasure when Sir Robert Norramby comes to the Island of Sodor


For the primary schoolers;


DESPICABLE ME 2 – Animation/Comedy/Family. PG, 98 minutes.

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. *Also available in 3D.


MONSTERS UNIVERSITY – Adventure/Animation/Family. G, 119 minutes.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn’t stand each other. The sequel to MONSTERS INC. explores the origin of the story and unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became best friends. *Also available in 3D.


EPICAdventure/Animation/Family. PG, 102 minutes.

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world – and ours. *Also available in 3D. 


So load up the car and make an appearance at your local cinema during the school holidays. I suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes early to secure tickets and avoid a queue. This way, you aren’t pushed for time and can continue being stress free. Please visit the different cinema company websites for session times and online booking. 

Stacey's favourite films include: Titanic (1997), Cast Away (2000), Moulin Rouge (2001), The Notebook (2004), Kill Bill vol.1 and 2 (2003, 2004), Ruby Sparks (2012) and the list goes on.