8 must-see movies coming to cinemas this Christmas and New Year | she

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This is a very cool lineup.

With all the cold weather we’ve been feeling lately, a trip to the cinema is one of the best ways to fill your evenings and weekends during Christmas.

A cozy evening indoors enjoying the latest blockbuster on the big screen is the perfect way to spend all the free time you’ll have over the Christmas period, especially with all the amazing blockbusters hitting theaters over the next few weeks.

With that in mind, we teamed up with Virgin Mobile Cinema To pick eight must-see movies for December and early January. From long-awaited sequels to thrilling musicals, here are our top picks…

Avatar: Waterway

13 years after the original film and hype for James Cameron’s epic sci-fi series spiraled out of control! We can’t wait to return to the 3D world of Pandora, surrounded by the Na’vi, and watch the absolutely massive action scenes unfold!

Avatar: The Way Of Water hits Irish cinemas this Friday, December 16th.

Matilda Roald Dahl the Musical

Starring Alicia Weir from Ireland in the title role, plus the legendary Emma Thompson as the iconic Miss Trunchbull, this musical twist on the classic story is a must-see for families over the Christmas holidays.

Matilda The Musical by Roald Dahl is in Irish cinemas right now.

violent night

A completely different kind of Christmas movie, which is basically equal parts Bad Santa and Die Hard, with Stranger Things star David Harbor as a completely different kind of Saint Nick!

Violent Knight is in cinemas now.

strange world

Disney’s latest animated epic sees a scientist (Jake Gyllenhaal) head into the unknown in order to find his missing father (Dennis Quaid), who has gone missing in the midst of a great adventure.

Strange World is in Irish cinemas now.

I wanna Dance With Somebody

From the creator of the Academy Award-winning musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, this film will focus on the life and career of the talented Whitney Houston (played by Master Of None star Naomi Ackie).

I Want To Dance With Someone hits Irish cinemas on Monday 26th December.

A man called Otto

Tom Hanks leads the headlines in this comedy-drama about an eccentric, lonely old man whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a new family next door.

A Man Called Otto hits Irish cinemas on Friday 6 January.


A powerful drama based on the true story of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, and his mother’s quest for justice against those who killed him. Expect a lot of Oscar talk about this.

It even hits Irish cinemas on Friday, January 6th.

Light Empire

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, 1917) brings us this love letter to the cinema, detailing the romance between two people (Olivia Colman and Michelle Ward) who work in a beautiful old cinema on the coast in the 1980s.

Empire Of Light hits Irish cinemas on Monday, January 9th.

Before the movie starts, you can play Virgin Mobile’s Cinegame at Odeon Cinemas across Ireland, where winners get a chance to win some great prizes, including a brand new Samsung phone!

To play and win, simply download the Virgin Mobile CineGame app before your next visit to the Odeon cinema. While you’re waiting for your movie to start, a game icon will appear on the big screen, allowing you to connect your phone to the screen and compete with other audience members. basic!

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