Hebden Bridge Picture House | MATINEES

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Fri 17th to Thurs 23rd February and Sat 25th & Sun 26th March

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson feature in this colourful, warm-hearted, funny and uplifting animation’s fantastic voice cast. Dapper koala Buster Moon (McConaughey) presides over a dilapidated theatre that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, he’ll do anything to preserve it and takes one final chance to raise funds by producing the world’s greatest singing competition (with shades of American Idol). Five contestants emerge – a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine – keen to perform for the judges and to fight it out for first place

Fri 24th to Sun 26th February
Based on J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off novel series, David Yates’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is full of wizardry; an intricately realised world to please all Potter fans. In 1926, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives at the US Magical Congress for a meeting, but accidentally lets dangerous creatures escape from his magically expanded briefcase.

Sat 4th & Sun 5th March
Sing along with Disney’s Oscar-nominated animation, the thrilling, colourful adventure following a teenage Polynesian princess, Moana, on a daring mission to save her people from a dire threat. On her journey she meets demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson, aka ‘The Rock’) and together they voyage across the ocean; encountering enormous monsters and fighting seemingly impossible odds.

Sat 11th & Sun 12th March
In The Eagle Huntress, a Mongolian girl sets out to prove her elders wrong. Via breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate vérité footage, this fascinating, inspiring and very moving documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who dreams of becoming the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family: a role traditionally reserved only for men.

Sat 18th & Sun 19th March
Filled with the same irreverent humour that made The LEGO Movie such a success, this equally hilarious sequel sees LEGO Batman getting his own big-screen adventure. There are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if Batman wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and learn to lighten up.