Ster-Kinekor hosts special Pre-Release Screenings of Holiday Blockbusters
Chance to see these great titles first before their national release date
To celebrate the festive season, Ster-Kinekor is spoiling you with the chance to catch special pre-release screenings of some of the biggest blockbuster films releasing this December. Book now, and you could be among the first movie-goers in the country to catch these wonderful films on the big screen, before their national release date.
The first pre-release screening is for the third and final installment in The Hobbit franchise. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be screened at all Ster-Kinekor sites on Thursday, 11 December. The action thriller, John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, will be screened at all Ster-Kinekor sites on Saturday, 13 December. Then, on Tuesday, 16 December, the public holiday when South Africans celebrate the Day of Reconciliation, the whole family can enjoy the latest animation release from the Disney stable, Big Hero 6.
Download the SK App on your smart phone, or visit www.sterkinekor.com for all the details regarding the screening times and venues for these special blockbuster pre-screenings. Bookings are open, so get your pre-release tickets now.
SYNOPSES OF THE FILMS:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – pre-screenings on 11 December:
Choose your thrill: experience it in 2D, 3D HFR or IMAX 3D featuring HFR.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Peter Jackson, comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final film in the adaptation of the enduringly popular masterpiece, The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. However, there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas and IMAX nationwide on Friday, 12 December. The running time is 2hrs, 24mins.
John Wick – pre-screenings on 13 December:
When John Wick (Keanu Reeves) fell head over heels in love with Helen (Bridget Moynahan) and married her, he retired from his life as a top assassin. They enjoyed five happy years together before she died following a lengthy illness. Following the funeral, he receives a beagle puppy, named Daisy, as a posthumous gift from his late wife. Taking time to grieve, he bonds with the puppy, who becomes the focus of his life.
Everything changes however, when a young punk (Alfie Allen) and his friends break into John’s home to steal his vintage car. As a result of this attack, John is dragged into his old life of violence, determined to seek revenge.
John Wick releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationwide on Friday, 19 December. The running time is 1hrs, 41mins.
Watch the trailer here: http://sterkinekor.com/#/trailer/6645/John%20Wick%20/
Big Hero 6 – pre-screenings on 16 December:
Big Hero 6 is inspired by the Marvel comic of the same name. This animated adventure centres on young robotics genius, Hiro Hamada, who learns to make the best use of his abilities thanks to his brilliant brother, Tadashi and their friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.
When they’re catapulted into the middle of a dangerous criminal plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion – his robot Baymax – and transforms his group of friends into a band of high-tech heroes who are determined to solve the mystery.
Big Hero 6 releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally on 24 December and the running time is 1hrs, 45mins.
Watch the trailer here: http://sterkinekor.com/#/info/6667/3D%20-%20Big%20Hero%206/
Grab your friends and family, and get into the holiday mood early with the pre-release screenings of these wonderful holiday films – only on Ster-Kinekor’s big screens!
For more information about show times, and to book your tickets for these pre-release screenings, download the SK App on your smart phone. Visit: www.sterkinekor.com or www.sterkinekor.mobi. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor. For queries call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).