Last month’s new blockbuster movie releases are still making waves with this past weekend seeing The Lion King, Fast & Furious’ spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw and Spider-Man, all maintaining a spot in the top 10 movies smashing the box office! Angel has Fallen, though down 44.6% on last week, still managed to retain number 1 spots bringing its gross total takings to a whopping USD$11,842,000 (AUD$17,643,312) blowing everyone out of the water!
So how’s Spring at the flicks looking you ask?
What’s on this month?
Wednesday 4 September – ZZ Top: That Little Ol Band From Texas: Follows the story of three oddball teenage bluesmen who went on to become one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.
Thursday 5 September – IT: Chapter Two: In the sleepy town of Derry, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to torment the grown-up members of the Losers’ Club, who have long since drifted apart. Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Skarsgård. Watch the second chapter of horror film IT as part of Event Cinemas’ monthly Fright Night scare sessions.
Thursday 5 September – The Farewell: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather everyone together before she dies. While staging the impromptu fake wedding, the young woman struggles with her family’s decision to keep her grandmother in the dark about her own illness. FeaturingCrazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8 stand-out star Awkwafina.
Thursday 12 September – Downton Abbey: The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The majority of the main cast of the TV series return for the movie including Allen Leech, Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery.
Thursday 12 September – The Angry Birds Movie 2: When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, the flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies must forge a truce and come together as an unlikely super team to save their homes. Featuring the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage and Awkwafina.
Thursday 12 September – Armstrong: A dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life.
Thursday 12 September – The Game Change: Follows the story of James Wilks — Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter — as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein and strength.
Wednesday 18 September – Chicks at the Flicks: Advance screening of Ride Like a Girl. Every ticket receives a bonus gift bag, so get your friends together for a fun night at the movies.
Thursday 19 September – UglyDolls: An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.
Thursday 19 September – Abominable: When a teenager encounters a young magical Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
Thursday 19 September – Good Boys: Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls and trying to make their way home in time for their first kissing party.
Thursday 19 September – Ad Astra: An Astronaut must undertake a harrowing journey to the edge of our solar system when his long-lost scientist father seems to have resurfaced despite having been declared dead many years ago. Starring Hollywood heavyweights Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones.
Red Carpet Snaps (August Preview):
Thursday 19 September – Dora and the Lost City of Gold: Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever — High School. Dora quickly finds herself leading a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.
Thursday 26 September – Ride Like A Girl:
The film follows the incredible true story of Michelle Payne and how she overcame impossible odds to win the Melbourne Cup.
Q&A SCREENINGS AT EVENT CINEMAS 6.30pm:
Mon 9 Sept – George Street, Sydney
Wed 11 Sept – Chermside
Thurs 12 Sept – Innaloo
Mon 16 Sept – BCC Cinemas Toowoomba Strand
Tues 17 Sept – Townsville City
Wed 18 Sept – Cairns Central
Thurs 19 Sept – Kawana
Friday 20 Sept – Pacific Fair
September Seniors Morning Tea Screenings: See Once Upon A Time In Hollywood on 4 September, The Keeper on 11 September, Downton Abbey on 18 September and Ad Astra on 25 Septemberand enjoy complimentary morning tea.
September In the House screenings: Some of the industry’s most celebrated films are set to return to the big screen at Event Cinemas as part of In the House! Join Ryan and Draz from Movie Nerds as they review celebrated screen classics. First film up is The Castle on 2 September, Forrest Gump on 9 September, The Shawshank Redemption on 23 September and Highlander on 30 September (In the House screenings shown at select cinemas).
International Film Festivals:
Click on the image to see a complete schedule of international film festivals across the country on now right through to November!
Coming Soon in 2020: