The long Bank Holiday weekend is almost here, and what better way to pass some of that valuable free time than with catching a movie with friends or family? If you’re planning on heading to the cinema this weekend but haven’t quite decided on what you want to see, here are a few blockbusters coming out just in time or still playing at a theatre near you.
For family fun this Bank Holiday, there’s plenty to take the kids to. For the littler ones there’s still a chance to catch Despicable Me 3, the third instalment of the hit 2013 film which introduced us all to Gru and the Minions. You can see it at all major cinema chains, including Vue, Cineworld and the Everyman.
Another big hit this Bank Holiday is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which sees two mischievous boys transform their horrible headmaster into a comic book creation named Captain Underpants. It’s good animated fun for little ones, and you can catch it at the Odeon, Vue, while some Cineworlds are also showing autism-friendly screenings.
For slightly older kids, you can pre-book to see The Emoji Movie starring Anna Faris and James Corden. Cineworld has screenings in both 2D and 3D, but you can also catch it at Vue and the Everyman, or see an autism-friendly version at the Odeon.
One of the biggest releases just in time for the Bank Holiday is Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, starring the incredible John Boyega, who made his name with Star Wars: Rogue One. The film explores the Detroit riots of 1967 as tensions between the police and black community escalate and Melvin Dismukes (Boyega) is charged with a murder he didn’t commit. You can book tickets to see it at the Odeon or at your nearest Everyman.
For date nights over the Bank Holiday weekend, you could still enjoy The Big Sick, which depicts a romance across cultures when Kumail, a Pakistani Muslim, falls for a white American girl called Emily. When Emily is struck down by a mystery illness, Kumail has to somehow unite their families and reconcile them to their cultural differences in order to stay with the girl he loves. This fantastic rom-com is playing at Vue cinemas as well as the Odeon.
Whatever your favourite flicks might be, there are some great summer blockbusters out there to see this August Bank Holiday weekend – whatever takes your fancy, book in advance to make sure you get the best deals and a guaranteed seat!