8 of the best movies coming to cinemas this Christmas and New Year’s Eve

From highly anticipated sequels to blockbuster dramas, there are plenty of must-see movies in theaters this winter.

After the festivities are over and we move into the new year, you will undoubtedly have a little free time during your break from work or college.

And with all the cold weather we’ve been experiencing lately, spending your free evenings or weekends at a cozy cinema and enjoying some new, no-miss movies is a great way to pass the time.

With that in mind, we teamed up with Virgin Mobile Cinema To pick eight must-see movies for December and early January.

From blockbusters to magical musicals, here are some of the best movies to watch during the Christmas holidays…

8. Avatar: Water Way

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 is out in Irish cinemas now

7. 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.

6. A 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.

5. 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.

4. I want to dance with someone

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 up to irish cinemas on steven’s day

3. A man called Otto

Much-loved Tom Hanks stars in this comedy-drama about an eccentric 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.

2. Even

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 conversations going into Oscars season about this movie.

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

  1. Light Empire

Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, 1917) brings us a nostalgic love letter to cinema. Set in the 1980s, the film details the romance between two people (Academy Award winner Olivia Colman and BAFTA Rising Star winner Michelle Ward) who work in a cinema in a provincial English seaside town.

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!

Check out the Virgin Mobile Cinemagame here:

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