Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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Christmas & New Year 2017

Christmas stars to end 2017

The Man Who Invented Christmas Cert PG
Release date: Friday 1 December


Starring Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the true story of how the iconic author came to write the seminal yuletide novel A Christmas Carol in only six weeks. Set in 1840s London, Dickens had been struggling to come up with fresh ideas after the failure of his last three works. However, when he’s inspired by the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, he sets out to write and self-publish a book that would reignite his career.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cert 12A
Release date: Friday 15 December


Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga. Starkiller Base may have been destroyed, but the First Order are far from defeated and the war between them and the Resistance grows stronger. The Resistance could really use a Jedi Knight on their side – but Skywalker has decided that it’s time for the Jedi to end. Feel the force as the movie unlocks mysteries and secrets of the past.


Ferdinand Cert U
Release date: Saturday 16 December


The story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. A heartwarming animated comedy with an all-star cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson and many more. Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.


Cinemagic Elf Screenings Cert PG
Saturday 9 December at 1pm, Ulster Museum, Belfast
Thursday 14 December at 8pm, Web Theatre, Newtownards


In the run up to Christmas Cinemagic are delighted to be presenting screenings of the magnificent Elf. Once upon a Christmas Eve, an orphan baby crawled into Santa's bag of gifts and was taken to the North Pole. Raised by Papa Elf, Buddy comes to realise he doesn't fit in with the other elves. Determined to find a place where he belongs, Buddy searches for his real dad – in New York City! More details and booking at cinemagic.org.uk

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