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Films showing from Friday August 2 at the Kino:

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (12A) 136 mins
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs, a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw, a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever – and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent, who just happens to be Shaw’s sister – these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Directed by David Leitch and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González, Idris Elba and Helen Mirren.

The Lion King (PG) 120 mins, and Kids’ Club, see below
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother – and former heir to the throne – has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. With the voices of Seth Rogan, Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones and Billy Eichner.

Pavarotti (12A) 114 mins
From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, Pavarotti is the riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row centre for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend with a film that features history-making performances and intimate interviews, never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.

Yesterday (12A) 116 mins
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent. Written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Love Actually), directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and starring Ana de Armas, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, James Corden and Himesh Patel.

Toy Story 4 (U) 100 mins
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Christina Hendricks and Annie Potts.

Kids’ Club

The Lion King (PG) 120 mins, and main programme, see above

 

Great children’s films for just £9 and for every child ticket bought, an adult goes free. Grab a Kids’ Club loyalty card, have it stamped five times and get your sixth ticket free.

For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.

For Kino theatre shows and special events see Let’s go to a show!

Image Credits: Disney .

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