What’s on at the Movies during the Winter School Holidays


A trip to the movies during the school holidays is a great outing for families and with many cinemas now offering cheaper tickets it can be an outing you can afford to do once (or even twice) during the holidays.

The great news is there are so many awesome movies for kids out these school holidays that appeal to the big kids just as much as the little ones!  The theme for Winter seems to be sequels and remakes which is great new for fans of Toy Story, Secret Life of Pets and the Lion King. Of course, there is a new Marvel movie release too.

We have made a complete guide of movie release dates over the school holidays, so you and your Brisbane Kids know what is coming up so you don’t miss a thing and you can check them out for yourself below.

Toy Story 4

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Release Date: 20 June 2019

Enjoy the final installment of Toy Story where Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

You can check out the official trailer for Toy Story 4 below:

To find out more about the upcoming movie, Toy Story 4 ,  click here 

The Secret Life of Pets 2

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Release Date: 20 June 2019 

The Secret Life of Pets 2 sees everyone’s favourite pets return, however there are a few changes since last time we saw them! Max the terrier and Duke must cope with some major life changes when their owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses. Meanwhile,  Snowball and his new friend Daisy are trying to rescue a tiger cub who is trapped against his will in a circus. 

The Review: We were lucky enough to catch a sneak preview of the Secret Life Of Pets 2 along with 10 other lucky Brisbane Kids families! We have to start off by saying that this is one sequel that is better than the original movie and I loved it more than I thought I would! So many more laughs, so many great characters and a much better story line! In the Secret Life of Pets 2, Max and Duke provide the heart warming moments and story line as they show the lovely bond that develops between child and their pet. Snowball by far provides the most laughs as the lovable bunny that thinks he is a superhero,  and proves his value when, along with his new friends Daisy, he takes on the evil circus owner to free a tiger cub. The cinema erupted in laughter at various points throughout the movie and our Brisbane Kids gave it the big thumbs up! It’s a great movie the whole family can watch together these school holidays that will make you want to go home and give your pets a big hug….and question what they have been doing at home while you were all out watching the movie!

You can check out the official trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2 below:

To find out more about the upcoming movie, The Secret Life of Pets 2: , click here

Spiderman: Far From Home

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Release Date: 30 June 2019

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. The only problem is that Peter Parker decided to join his friends on a European vacation and doesn’t take his suit.  However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

You can check out the official trailer for Spiderman: Far From Home below:

To find out more about the upcoming movie, Spiderman: Homecoming  click here

The Lion King

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Release Date: 17 July 2019

Everyone will be feeling the love as the beloved Disney movie, The Lion King, comes back to the big screen in an amazing new format thanks to pioneering film-making techniques and the voices of an all-star cast including Beyoncé and James Earl Jones. For those who have not seen the original, the movie follows the lion cub Simba, who after his father is killed, flees into exile. Though his journey with new found friends will lead him back to the land he should rightfully rule.

You can check out the official trailer for The Lion King below:

To find out more about the upcoming movie, The Lion King,  click here

To find some old movie favourites to watch on DVD or Netflicks over the school holidays or for the best cinema experiences, check out our Movies We Love section. For more fun school holiday ideas make sure you check out our Brisbane Kids Event Calendar or sign up for our newsletter here 

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