Movies to see at the cinema this Summer!!

cinema must sees this summer

Have I ever mentioned before that we are TV lovers? I feel like I may have dropped it into conversation once or twice. Anyway, we are, we all love a good movie and as such we love the cinema. We pretty lucky when it comes to the cinema, we have a local, small family run cinema in our town that, quite honestly, top trumps the majority of large well known cinemas and costs us half the price. There is a sad side to cinemas now – for a family of four it can cost us anything from £40 to £70 which is pretty much the prize for a full day trip where we can guarantee the exhaustion of our children and, by proxy, their early retirement to bed and our early indulgence in alcohol. Not so with le cinemata… In fact, despite our love of the cinema, it is one sure fired way to get the kids excited and have them begging for a trip to Toys R Us for the latest totally overpriced loot to accompany the movie. Ahh marketing at its finest.

I’m not selling this cinema lark to you am I? Sorry about that!

We love it, most people love it and, despite the cost and subsequent begging for overpriced toys, it is something that the majority of us remember doing for the first time and look forward to doing with friends, family and, as kids, school.

At the moment the cinema is lighting up like a shining beacon of fun, filled with films that we are all just desperate to see, so I thought I’d share with you our cinema must-see for the next few months, conveniently broken down into for the kids and for the adults categories so you don’t scare your kids shitless taking them to see The Conjuring.

For the kids: (June/July/August 2016)

  • Ice age: Collision Course
  • Secret Life of Pets
  • Roald Dahl’s BFG
  • Finding Dory
  • Pete’s Dragon

The Angry Birds Movie, Zootropolis & The Jungle Book are now finished in a lot of cinemas but have moved to “mini movies” at discount showing rates

Just to note here a lot of cinemas offer film screenings of all these films and older ones at a discounted rate for people with very young children such as Edith or special needs children who maybe require a slightly adjusted screening to help them get the same enjoyment as other kids. Please call your local cinema and ask.

For the grown ups: (July/August 2016)

  • Ghostbusters 3
  • Central Intelligence
  • Now you see me 2
  • Suicide Squad
  • Batman: The killing joke
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • The Legend of Tarzan
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Me Before You
  • Jason Bourne
  • Bridget Jone’s Baby (Sept)
  • Mike and Dave need wedding dates
  • War dogs

So, get your early Saturday morning cinema trips booked and your date nights planned, the cinema appears to be the place to go, and these are my movies to see at the cinema this Summer!

H x


  1. Avatar July 23, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I saw Me Before You and LOVED it, such a feel good film. Cant wait for the new Bourne film to come out xxxx

    • Harriet July 24, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      I did too – really didn’t expect to but it was fab!

  2. Avatar July 22, 2016 / 7:20 am

    I really want to watch ‘ Now you see me 2’, ‘Batman’ and ‘Finding Dory’. Lots on your list I’d not heard about before and will have to explore. Thank you for making it easier to discover what is on

    • Harriet July 24, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Adam wants to see Now You See Me too!

  3. Avatar July 21, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    I really want to watch BFG, Finding Dory and Bridget Jones! There are some great films out this year

  4. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    so many great films this summer, I really want to see Ghostbusters 🙂

  5. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Got BFG and the Secret Life of Pets on my to do list this summer holiday.

  6. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I really need to get to the cinema to see Ghostbusters…. I’m hearing such good reviews about it! And the next Star Trek too 🙂 x

  7. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Already seen Me Before You and it made me bawl my eyes out! The book was even better though 😛

  8. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Needed this post, definitely gonna check some of these films out!

  9. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I’ve heard great things about Tarzan, so I’ll probably see that next. Maybe when the rain comes back and I want an excuse to stay indoors all night!

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    Jessica McDonnell
    July 20, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I’m so excited about Finding Dory coming out this summer – I’m such a big kid!

  11. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    I need to see Central Intelligence – I LOVE the rock!!

  12. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 11:50 am

    I want to see the new Jason Bourne movie. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first several, so this will be great!

  13. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I really want to see Now You See Me 2. We were meant to go today actually, but the weather is too nice for the cinema.

  14. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 9:23 am

    I cannot WAIT for Finding Dory. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming….

  15. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 12:49 am

    My boyfriend has promised to take me to see Finding Dory 😀 I really want to see Suicide Squad, too. Looks like there’s a few good ones coming out soon!

  16. Avatar July 20, 2016 / 12:31 am

    Wow there’s a lot out! I’ve seen finding dory and it was amazing, and I can not wait for suicide squad x

  17. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    £70 is pricey but I would love to see Suicide Squad and BFG looks good. They had a BFG pop up in Leicester Square that looked cool.

  18. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    We have a cheap local cinema where it costs about £6 a ticket, which is awesome! Definitely want to see Suicide Squad when it comes out!

  19. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    These are great ideas. We haven’t been to the theater much this year. I’ll have to see about going to a movie this weekend.

  20. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Thanks for all the suggestions – we have free outdoor movies in Newcastle this year and there are actually some recent-ish ones so we are hopefully going to save some £ AND get our movie fix that way.

    You can’t beat a blockbuster though and no doubt the boys will be off to see Batman and I’d love to see the BFG 😀

    • Harriet July 19, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Ah that sounds amazing!!

  21. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Oooh there’s quite a few movies I want to see over the next couple of months. Very excited about Finding Dory! xo

    • Harriet July 19, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      I can’t wait for that want, forget the sprogs!

  22. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Yesss suicide squad, I’ve been waiting. I really hope I’m not let down x

    • Harriet July 19, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      I know!!! It looks amaze balls!

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    Helen Clark
    July 19, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    There are so many films I want to see this summer Suicide Squad and The Shallows are top of my list. I agree about the prices though, it puts me off going as often as I’d like.

    • Harriet July 19, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      Not heard of the shallows – I’ll look it up!

  24. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    There are so many movies I want to see here, not only on the adults one but on the kids list too! Looks like its going to be a summer full of cinema screenings! xx

  25. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I can’t wait to see Bridget Jones’ baby in September, that is bound to be one of the biggest films of the year

    • Harriet July 19, 2016 / 10:35 pm

      I have to say it isn’t exciting me as much as I thought it would, but I do want to see it!

  26. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    I keep thinking about cancelling my cineworld card then I remember all the summer blockbusters I want to see!

    • Harriet July 19, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      Ooohhh I want a cineworld card!

  27. Avatar July 19, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Lovely post. You have just reminded me to book a day out to the cinema. Not done that in ages.

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