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FAMILY CINEMA: Zootopia

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other -  it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together, a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being

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FAMILY CINEMA: Moana

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering

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FAMILY CINEMA: Trolls

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and

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FAMILY CINEMA: Sing

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist-okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel-who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing

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FAMILY CINEMA: Beauty and The Beast

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

First released in 1990, this critically acclaimed animated Disney classic feature is based on the classic fairy tale about a kind and beautiful maiden who, through her capacity to love, releases a handsome prince from the evil spell which has made him an ugly beast.  Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in

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CINEMA: The Lego Batman Movie

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Growing inexorably in awesomeness, the Lego movie empire delivers another fantastically funny and highly sophisticated pop culture adventure, though with only a hint of the first film’s existential angst. The Lego Batman Movie might even rescue DC’s battered reputation and persuade audiences to feel good about Suicide Squad and the idea of Batman fighting Superman.

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FAMILY CINEMA: A Muppet Christmas Carol

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past,

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FAMILY CINEMA: Inside Out

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control centre

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Secret Life of Pets

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named

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FAMILY CINEMA: Pete’s Dragon

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales… until she meets Pete

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Animagination Festival 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us once again for our annual Animagination Festival! We've got screenings, workshops, authors events....... Saturday 21st April: 10am: WORKSHOP: Imagine a New World of Characters – mixed media collage workshop 11.30am: WORKSHOP: Drawing fun with illustrator Tarsila Krüse – in association with CBI Bold Girls 11.30am: FAMILY CINEMA: Thomas & Friends Journey Beyond Sordor

FAMILY CINEMA: Captain Underpants

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From DreamWorks Animation comes an epic feature film about a hero and his underpants. It’s about two boys who create a homemade comic book character that becomes real when they hypnotize their fun-crushing school principal and convince him that he...is tra-la-la...CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS.

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FAMILY CINEMA: Coco

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together,

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FAMILY CINEMA: Isle Of Dogs

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Lego Batman Movie

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Growing inexorably in awesomeness, the Lego movie empire delivers another fantastically funny and highly sophisticated pop culture adventure, though with only a hint of the first film’s existential angst. The Lego Batman Movie might even rescue DC’s battered reputation and persuade audiences to feel good about Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn and the idea of Batman

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Little Mermaid

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The story of mermaid Princess Ariel’s huge sacrifice to be with the man she loves involves a dastardly sea witch and plenty of memorable songs. The Little Mermaid’s winning combination of classic fairy tale, breathtaking animation and a great score by Alan Menken helped it become an instant classic upon its release almost 30 years

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FAMILY CINEMA: Incredibles 2

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack – whose superpowers are about to be

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FAMILY CINEMA: Elf

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

++Festive family screening added++ Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this

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FAMILY CINEMA: Frozen Sing-A-Long

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of

FIRST FORTNIGHT Family Day: Finding Dory

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Disney•Pixar's Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL•E) the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres,

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FAMILY CINEMA: Early Man

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day! Early Man is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award winning director Nick Park, the creators of Wallace

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FAMILY CINEMA: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Bad guy Ralph and girl-racer-glitch Vanellope are back! John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return for ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’, the long-awaited sequel to the smash hit original. Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet, in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along

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FAMILY CINEMA: Mary Poppins Returns

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The practically perfect nanny returns to the big screen to help the next generation of the Banks family Mary Poppins returns to the Banks household in a spectacular new story. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks children on an animated adventure, full of unexpected surprises and musical sequences, to help bring joy and

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ANIMAGINATION SCREENING: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals in this neighbourhood can't help but ruffle a few feathers. With tales including a fox who unwittingly mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork and a duck who steps in as Santa Claus, if

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ANIMAGINATION SCREENING:How To Train Your Dragon

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon, has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Now chief and ruler

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FAMILY CINEMA: TOY STORY 4

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) 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 (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to

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FAMILY CINEMA: PICK OF THE LITTER

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Greatest Showman Sing-Along

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...a special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman.  It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime! Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the

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FAMILY CINEMA: CBeebies Hansel and Gretel

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

CBeebies show Hansel and Gretel is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly feast of fun - and a perfect finale to Christmas festivities! This stage performance, recorded at Edinburgh Festival theatre, is an adaptation of the fairy-tale classic Hansel and Gretel and features many of CBeebies' most popular performers, including, for the first

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FAMILY CINEMA: UP

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From the revolutionary minds of Pixar Animation Studios and the acclaimed director of MONSTERS, INC. comes a hilarious uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit. Carl Fredicksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his

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FAMILY CINEMA: Abominable

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic

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FAMILY CINEMA: Ron’s Gone Wrong

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally- connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘”Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an

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FAMILY CINEMA: Clifford – The Big Red Dog

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

WhenEmily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little red puppy, she never anticipates waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom Maggie (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily Elizabeth and her fun but impulsive uncle

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Aristocats

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In Paris in 1910, millionairess Madame Bonfamille, wills her fortune to her cat Duchess and her three kittens, Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz. Edgar, the butler has other plans, but with the help of O''Malley, an adventurous alley-cat, the ''Aristocats'' are restored to their rightful place. Disney's 20th full-length animated classic, The Aristocats is an unforgettable

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FAMILY CINEMA: Lightyear

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million lightyears from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time,he’s

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Addams Family 2

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Just in time for Halloween and perfect for your little Ghouls and Ghosts! Everyone’s favourite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond they decide

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for…a special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman! It’s your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and ‘Come Alive’ – It’s Showtime! Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most

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FAMILY CINEMA: Onward

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late

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FAMILY CINEMA: Alice in Wonderland

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit into a topsy-turvy world that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as her fantastical adventures unfold. Meet the Mad Hatter, March Hair, Tweedledum & Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more unforgettable characters, all set against a back drop of awe inspiring splendour. Directed by Clyde

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FAMILY CINEMA: Cinderella

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Disney's classic film Cinderella tells the story of a young girl whose cruel stepmother and stepsisters prevent her from attending the Royal Ball.  With help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, her Fairy Godmother (and a little bit of magic!) she makes it to the Royal Ball where she wins the heart of the Prince.

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FAMILY CINEMA: Belle

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Suzu is a 17-year-old high school student living in a rural village with her father. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. One day, she enters “U,” a virtual world of 5 billion members on the internet. There, she is not Suzu anymore but Belle, a world-famous singer. She soon meets with

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Mavka: The Forest Song

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In an enchanted Ukrainian forest, a spirited Mavka nymph falls in love with Lucas, a village artist. Their forbidden romance faces challenges from disapproving spirits and Mavka's protective father. As a dark force threatens the forest, Mavka and Lucas embark on a journey to save their worlds, learning about love, bravery, and the interconnectedness of

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The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...The world is singing along with the most entertaining movie of the year and now you can too with this special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman, the Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song. It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Lu Over The Wall

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Kai, a young middle schooler, lives in Hinashi Town, a lonely fishing village, with his father and his grandfather, a sun-umbrella maker. He used to live in Tokyo, but after his parents divorced he moved back to his parent's home town. Kai has trouble telling his parents the complicated feelings he has for them, and

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Puffin Rock and the New Friends

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The disappearance of the Little Egg in strange circumstances leads Oona, Baba, May and Mossy to embark on a race against time. They are joined by their new friends Isabelle, Phoenix and Marvin to try save the Little Egg before a big storm hits Puffin Rock and puts the entire island in danger. The family

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