Between the unreliable weather – it's sunny, oh quick, run, it's raining! – and some of our favourite TV shows being between seasons right now, we can always rely on our local ODEON cinema to give us a suitable distraction for a few hours, but what kind of distraction are you looking for? Thankfully, this August, the line-up for any family heading to the movies together is fantastically varied, and perfectly suited for whatever (and WHEREVER) you might want!
ODEON Takes You To... THE DANCEFLOOR!
It's been eight years since Channing Tatum stormed the cinemas with the first Step Up movie, and it feels like in no time at all, we're up the FIFTH entry in the dancing franchise with Step Up: All In. This time round, it's almost a Best Of Step Up, with the best dancers from the previous movies all coming together to win a big competition in Las Vegas.
ODEON Takes You To... THE SKIES!
After the success of Cars and Cars 2, Disney took us off the roads and up into the clouds with Planes, and we're back again this month with Planes: Fire & Rescue. After becoming a world famous racer, Dusty Crophopper now wants to become a fire-fighter, and takes on the training just as one of the biggest forest-fires breaks out. The kids will love the visuals and jokes throughout, while the parents will be happy to know that with the Odeon Family Ticket, all adults pay the same prices as a child ticket! Win win!
ODEON Takes You To... INDIA!
When talent scout Jon Hamm finds himself in a rough spot, he has a moment of inspiration when he decides to jet off to India to find some cricket players who may be good enough and can be shaped into potential major league baseball players. A feel-good and true-life sports drama, and it shows off the immense natural beauty of the towns, cities and people of India.
ODEON Takes You To... OUTER SPACE!
You're spoiled for choice this month if you're interested in what might lie beyond our world. First we've got Marvel's latest comic book adaptation Guardians Of The Galaxy, with a bunch of bad guys forced to become good guys in order to save the universe as we know it! Then there's Earth To Echo, featuring a bunch of tweens who discover a crashed alien and need to help him rebuild his ship before the government finds out. Since you'll be heading into unknown territory, it'd probably be best to take advantage of Odeon's Family Mix and Kids Mix for the provisions of drinks, popcorn and the like!
ODEON Takes You To... THE PAST!
As if that weren't enough, you also get the chance to catch up on some of the great movies you might have missed out on, or rewatch some of your family favorites, as ODEON are showing Postman Pat The Movie, Frozen, Maleficent and Mr Peabody and Sherman through the summer. Full details of these screenings can be found here: www.odeoncinemas.ie/kids
And remember, adults pay child prices with ODEONS special Family ticket. Also watch out for the Family Mix and Kids Mix promotions this summer for great food and drink - no trip to the cinema would be complete without some provisions after all!
For more information on the family promotions, visit www.odeoncinemas.ie/family-value