Cinema the place on Boxing Day

MEGA FUN: Film Megamind.
MEGA FUN: Film Megamind.

WHEN it comes to Boxing Day the whole family is tired, the kids are looking for something to do and with the weather bureau predicting rain in the Tweed area, heading to the comfort of the cinema may be the answer.

In what has become a box office tradition, Hollywood is releasing a slew of the year’s most anticipated flicks on the day after Christmas, with something for the entire family.

Marketing manager for Birch and Event Cinemas Belinda Kite said we should expect big crowds on one of Birch Carroll and Coyle Coolangatta’s busiest days of the year.

“Boxing Day is one of our strongest trading days of the year, and we can expect a lot of people through the door, especially if it’s raining,” she said.

“After Christmas has died down I think everyone is looking to relax and get lost in a good movie.”

With current school holiday favourites, such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Megamind and Tron 3D, drawing large crowds of children to the cinema Ms Kite said the latest releases would target a wider audience.

“Adults need something to enjoy as well, and with our latest releases I think we really cover everyone,” Ms Kite said.

The 3D trend will also be something we will see more of in the new year, with the Boxing Day release Gulliver’s Travels and January releases of Disney’s new offering Tangled, cartoon favourite Yogi Bear and highly anticipated comic action flick Green Hornet, all a 3D option.

“3D looks like it’s going to be strong in the new year, it just gives the whole cinematic experience a big boost,” Ms Kite said.

With the first sessions at Coolangatta Birch Carroll and Coyle at 9.45am, relaxing with one of summer’s hottest blockbusters may be a good escape from a rainy Christmas.

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