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After months of binging on streaming services, some people might not think the reopening of cinemas as a big deal. But for lovers of the silver screen, it’s practically Christmas.
With restrictions around cinemas relaxing in the ACT, Dendy Canberra will re-open its doors this Thursday with strict COVID-safe hygiene, reduced capacity and physical distancing measures in place—and we’re getting very, very excited.
But what will be showing? You ask. Well, that’s a good question. With COVID grinding the movie industry to a standstill, you would be forgiven for thinking all new releases have been put on hold.
Luckily that’s not the case, with Dendy’s line up for Thursday’s sessions and beyond encompassing a slew of hotly anticipated new releases—Benedict Cumberbatch and Dev Patel, anyone?—as well as some sweet indie flicks. Here’s what to see on your return to the cinema.
Need something to warm the soul? Who doesn’t in these strange times? Then you’ll be wanting a ticket to Love Sarah—a sweet little treat of a film set in a bakery in London’s vibrant Notting Hill.
THE CURRENT WAR
Have you missed a drama that pulls you off your seat and into the screen? How about a true story from history that’s more thrilling than fiction? The Current War centres on the race between Thomas Edison (Beneditch Cumberbatch), George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) to harness, perfect and sell electricity for the first time.
If you need any more persuading, just watch the trailer, it’s electrifying (sorry).
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Serving up a large dose of laughter for little ones and a hefty dose of nostalgia for those who grew up playing SEGA video games, Sonic is back to save the day from Jim Carrey’s Dr Robotnik in this action-packed comedy.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
Hailed as one of the greatest adaptations of Dickens’ work ever, Dev Patel stars as the eponymous David alongside Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton and Ben Wishaw in this colourful period drama.
RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Perfect school holiday fodder for all ages, take an adventure through the land of the seven dwarfs as they seek to be turned back into princes by a magical woman in red shoes.
THE TRIP TO GREECE
Lovable rogues who look strangely alike Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in their fourth foodie adventure in The Trip to Greece. The perfect antidote to the current travel bans, this epicurean film will cure your itchy feet.