CHILDREN'S FILMS

Playcentre Matinees

Summer Holiday Matinees

The Rio offers specially priced tickets - £2 children and £3 accompanying adults - for the Saturday Morning Picture Club and Tuesday afternoon Playcentre Matinees, to help children to enjoy great films at an affordable price.

RIO Saturday
Morning Picture Club
Membership is free. Members have their membership cards stamped on each visit and get free admittance after every 10 visits and a free poster after every 25 visits. Parents, please note: children under the age of five years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the performance. You are welcome to drop off older children at the start of the film and return to pick them up at the end. Doors open at 10.30am and the FILM starts at 11.00am sharp. The length of the films varies - please check the finish times listed below.
Please note: unaccompanied adults will not be admitted


Film StillSAT 6 Aug 11.00am

CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE 3D (U) see trailer

(US/Australia 2010) dir. Brad Peyton 82m.
Voices of James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate, Bette Midler, Neil Patrick Harris.

Former feline spy Kitty Galore has become a very bad cat and is devising a plan to bring down not only her long-standing canine enemies, but also her former kitty comrades. In an unprecedented move, cats and dogs must put aside their differences to join forces in an unlikely alliance. But will this be enough to save themselves – and their humans? The age-old battle between the species is given a modern, high-tech twist in this fun-filled family adventure.

Approx end 12.30pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillSAT 13 Aug 11.00am

MARMADUKE (U) see trailer

(US 2010) dir. Tom Dey 88m.
Voices of: Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Steve Coogan, Keith Sutherland.

When the Winslow family move from Kansas to suburban California, they hope to make a good impression – but their lovable yet very large Great Dane, Marmaduke, has his own ideas. Unintentionally causing havoc wherever he goes, his antics eventually get him into hot water and he runs away from home – and then the fun really starts! Fantastic big-screen adaptation of the classic comic strip.

Approx end 12.35pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillSAT 20 Aug 11.00am

PONYO (U) see trailer

(Japan 2008) dir. Hayao Miyazaki 103m. Digital.
Voices of Noah Cyrus, Frankie Jonas, Liam Neeson, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Tina Fey.

From the master behind SPIRITED AWAY and HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE, this magical film follows 5-year-old Sosuke's adventures with Ponyo – at first his pet goldfish but now a newly human princess! Beautiful animation with a deep charm that will touch children and adults alike.

Approx end 12.50pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillSAT 27 Aug 11.00am

SHREK FOREVER AFTER 3D (U) see trailer

(US 2010) dir. Mike Mitchell 93m. Digital.
Voices of: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese.

All the gang are back for their final adventure! Shrek is coming to terms with family life and finds himself... bored. When Rumpelstiltskin offers him the chance to feel like a real ogre again, he accepts – and accidentally creates a twisted version of Far Far Away. With Rumpelstiltskin as king, ogres being hunted and Fiona a stranger, can Shrek restore his world and reclaim his one true love? A superb send-off for all our favourite characters!

Approx end 12.40pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Still from filmSAT 3 Sep 11.00am

TOY STORY 3 3D (PG) see trailer

(US 2010) dir. Lee Unkrich 108m.
Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Wallace Shawn.

Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back! Andy is now seventeen and off to college, leaving his childhood toys to ponder their future. When they are accidentally taken to a daycare nursery, it is up to Woody to convince the group they were not abandoned and embark on their greatest adventure yet to return home. After a decade-plus absence, this latest installment delivers laughs, tears, and everything else you would expect from the world's most famous group of toys.

Approx end 12.55pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillSAT 10 Sep 11.00am

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE 3D (PG) see trailer

(US/Australia 2010) dir. Zack Snyder 101m. Digital.
Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Essie Davis, Adrienne DeFaria, Joel Edgerton.

Animated adaptation of the first three books of the 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole' series by Kathryn Lasky. When barn owl Sorenis is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with his new found friends and seek out the legendary Guardians to put a stop to the evil threats once and for all. Wonderfully entertaining and visually spectacular.

Approx end 12.50pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillSAT 17 Sep 11.00am

DESPICABLE ME 3D (U) see trailer

(US 2010) dir. Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud 95m. Digital.
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett.

Just as global-scale animated villainy looks achievable, criminal mastermind Gru is upstaged by his arch rival Vector. Set on revenge, Gru comes up with a winning plan that uses a trio of orphan girls. But their stay at his home brings out Gru's softer side and looks sure to reveal that this 'evil' genius does in fact have a heart after all.

Approx end 12.40pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillSAT 24 Sep 11.00am

RIO 3D (U) see trailer

(Brazil/Canada/US 2011) dir. Carlos Saldanha 96m. Digital.
Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Jemaine Clement, Jake T. Austin, Bernardo de Paula, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx.

Blu enjoys his life as a domesticated Macaw, longtime resident of a bookstore in Moose Lake, Minnesota. He's famous as the only one his kind but Blu is in for a shock: another Macaw, a female, has been spotted in South America. Blu soon finds himself in Rio de Janeiro but how is a bird that can't even fly going to survive in the wild? Featuring a colourful menagerie of exotic and memorable characters, Rio is the smash-hit animation of the year!

Approx end 12.45pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillSAT 1 Oct 11.00am
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ALPHA AND OMEGA 3D (U) see trailer

(US/India 2010) dir. Anthony Bell & Ben Gluck 88m. Digital.
Hayden Panettiere, Justin Long, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper.

High-born 'alpha' Kate and fun-loving 'omega' Humphrey are two young wolves – lifelong friends but at opposite ends of their pack's social order. But when they are relocated from Canada to Idaho by park rangers, the pair must work together to find a way home. Exciting animated escapade with an all-star cast of voices.

Approx end 12.35pm

£2 Children/£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Film StillPLAYCENTRE MATINEES

Tue 9 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 16 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 23 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 30 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 6 Sep 4.00pm – TOY STORY 3 3D (PG)
Tue 13 Sep 4.00pm – LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE 3D (PG)
Tue 20 Sep 4.00pm – DESPICABLE ME 3D (U)
Tue 27 Sep 4.00pm – RIO 3D (U)
Tue 4 Oct 4.00pm – ALPHA AND OMEGA 3D (U)

TICKETS
£2 Children
£3 Accompanying adults

(*) 

SUMMER HOLIDAY MATINEES

Film StillFRI 5 – THUR 11 Aug 1.30 daily (not Sun)

KUNG FU PANDA 2 3D (PG) See trailer

(US 2011) dir. Jennifer Yuh 90m.
Voices of Jack Black, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogan, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu.

With all the charm of the original, Po the panda is back with the rest of the Furious Five to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon. Will they be able to defeat evil warlord Lord Shen? Featuring the vocal talents of a galaxy of stars, this is one kung-fu fighting adventure you won't want to miss!

TICKETS
£5.50 – Under 15s
£7 – Adults
£5.50 – Concessions
£4 – OAPs (weekdays)

GROUP REDUCTIONS (weekday matinees only)
£4.50 – 10 or more children + 1 accompanying adult free with every 10 children


Film StillFRI 12 – THUR 18 Aug 2.00 daily (not Sun)

HORRID HENRY - THE MOVIE 3D (U) See trailer

(UK 2011) dir. Nick Moore 88m.
Theo Stevenson, Richard E. Grant, Parminder Nagra, Kimberley Walsh, Mathew Horne, Dick & Dom, Noel Fielding, Jo Brand, Angelica Huston.

Featuring an all star cast, the wildly successful Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon make a delightful transfer to the big 3D screen. When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with infuriating girl next door Moody Margaret and his irritating little brother Perfect Peter. There's plenty of action and adventure as Henry and his Purple Hand Gang do battle against corrupt School Inspectors and an evil Headmaster to save their school!

TICKETS
£5.50 – Under 15s
£7 – Adults
£5.50 – Concessions
£4 – OAPs (weekdays)

GROUP REDUCTIONS (weekday matinees only)
£4.50 – 10 or more children + 1 accompanying adult free with every 10 children

(*) 

Film StillFRI 19 – THUR 25 Aug 1.45 daily (not Sun)

ZOOKEEPER (PG) See trailer

(US 2011) dir. Frank Coraci 102m. Digital.
Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong, Donnie Wahlberg.

Griffin is a sweet and goofy zookeeper, much-loved by all the animals. When he is tempted to take a job at the local car showroom in order to win back his ex-girlfriend, the animals devise a cunning plan to keep their favourite human where he belongs. A comedy delight.

TICKETS
£5.50 – Under 15s
£7 – Adults
£5.50 – Concessions
£4 – OAPs (weekdays)

GROUP REDUCTIONS (weekday matinees only)
£4.50 – 10 or more children + 1 accompanying adult free with every 10 children

(*) 

Film StillFRI 26 Aug – MON 5 Sep 12.30 daily (not Sat Sun)

CARS 2 3D (U) See trailer

(US 2011) dir. John Lasseter & Brad Lewis 112m.
Voices of: Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Joe Mantegna, Lewis Hamilton, Jason Issacs.

All your favourite characters are back and have shifted into top 3D gear for this delightful lightning-paced sequel. Leaving Radiator Springs behind them, the sleek shiny red Lightning McQueen and his pal the rusty, buck-toothed tow truck Mater head for Britain, Japan and Italy to compete in the World Grand Prix. But they soon find themselves involved in a bigger adventure than they ever expected.

TICKETS
£5.50 – Under 15s
£7 – Adults
£5.50 – Concessions
£4 – OAPs (weekdays)

GROUP REDUCTIONS (weekday matinees only)
£4.50 – 10 or more children + 1 accompanying adult free with every 10 children

(*) 

SPECIAL EVENT

Film StillSAT 3 Sep • London International Animation Festival

Children and Families screening (U) 1.30

A very special program of films selected to spark the imaginations of our most special audience. Much better than Saturday morning TV and not a toy ad in sight.

Note: these films are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically aimed at a younger audience of 0-7 year-olds.

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MOBILE
(Germany 2010) dir. Verena Fels 7m.
A lonely cow decides to make friends with some sheep, a dog, a couple of chickens, a pig and a budgie on the other side of the room. There's just one little problem…

WHISTLELESS
(Denmark 2009) dir. Siri Melchior 5m.
In a vibrantly colourful town, all the people and all the animals can whistle. Except, that is, for Whistleless, the whistleless little bird. What can be done?

THE DOG WHO WAS A CAT INSIDE
(UK 2002) dir. Siri Melchior 3m.
The Dog Who was a Cat Inside is a special animal. The dog and cat live together in the same body, but this causes conflict.

TOM IN THE WOODS
(Germany 2005) dir. Andreas Hykade 5m.
Tom is in the woods with some friendly glow-worms. Maybe they know the way to a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey.

A MONSTER MESS
(UK 2010) dir. Susie Jones 3m.
The green monster invites the purple monster to tea – but it all gets a bit messy.

KOMANEKO'S CHRISTMAS
(Japan 2009) dir. Tsuneo Goda 20m.
Komaneko is a female kitten who lives with her grandfather in their mountain home, where Komaneko loves to make handicraft. Komaneko is looking forward to Christmas when she can see her papa and mama, and an early present arrives at her home…

THE LAST NORWEGIAN TROLL
(Norway 2010) dir. Pjotr Sapegin 13m.
A curmudgeonly little troll lives estranged from society, daydreaming of mythical times. Upon discovering how his clan evolved, he finally becomes a part of something greater and, also, a little less lonely.

PL.INK
(Poland/Norway 2011) dir. Anne Kristin Berge 3m.
An abstract artist needs to loosen up. His toddler obliges by taking him on a white-knuckle ride inside his own paintings.

FAT HAMSTER
(Poland/Norway 2011) dir. Adam Wyrwas 2m.
A tale of a fat hamster whose wife is determined that he will lose weight. She keeps a beady eye on him as he works out on their wheel.

LEXDYSIA
(Norway/Poland 2011) dir. Marc Reisbig 3m.
A boy with dyslexia is struggling to read; the words contort into all manner of fantastical fare, and jump off the page.

£5 Children/£6 Adults

(*) 


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