Event Cinemas in Chermside Is Open on Christmas Day

Event Cinemas announced that their selected sites, among them the one at Chermside, will be open from 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day and will show all the big Boxing Day blockbusters a day earlier.

Here are the top four films that all members of the families can enjoy, particularly the kids.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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The film is rated PG and stars Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, and Bobby Cannavale. It is the sequel to “Jumanji”, a 1995 adaptation of the 1981 children’s book of the same title, starring the legendary Robin Williams.

The late Williams remains to be an integral part of the film as his character, Alan Parrish, is instrumental to both the physical and emotional journey that the younger characters will take on in the film.

The plot follows four high school students who discovered an old video game console that allows them to literally be the adult avatars that they chose to play. In order to escape the Jumanji world and come back to the real world, they will use the clues left by Allan Parrish 20 years ago.

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Paddington 2

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The film is rated G and stars Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, and Peter Capaldi. It is a sequel to the 2014 film titled “Paddington”. The plot now follows Paddington as he is happily settled with the Brown family and the whole community. He is seen working different odd jobs to buy a gift for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. The gift has, unfortunately, been stolen. What follows are unscrupulous events that Paddington will all need to overcome to get that gift back for Aunt Lucy.

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This animated film is rated G and features the voices of Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, and John Cena. It follows the story of Ferdinand, a gentle bull who is mistaken for a dangerous beast. The people capture him and take him away from home. Knowing that he is not what the people think he is, Ferdinand will find his way back home together with some equally misfits that he meets along the way.

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This animated film is rated PG and features the voices of Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Renee Victor. It follows the story of Miguel, who despite his family’s ban of music still aspires to become like his favourite musician, Ernesto de la Cruz. His pursuit of his music dreams takes him to the Land of the Dead where he unlocks the story behind his family’s history on music.

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Enjoy the movies!

For the complete list of what’s showing on Christmas Day at Event Cinemas Chermside, click here.

Santa Is Coming to Chermside And Here’s Where to Catch Him

Santa is coming to town!

Children can have quality time with Santa at Westfield Chermside from 9th November to 24th December. All family members can have photos taken with Santa and beloved pets can have a moment with Santa too. The kids can even join a parade.

The Search For Santa’s Little Helper

Santa Claus
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During the first week of November, Santa has been in the lookout for a Little Helper who can assist him during the arrival parade at the mall. This lucky child will get to ride a Mercedes-Benz to get to the mall and will be the lucky one to walk with Santa during the arrival parade.

Santa’s Arrival Parade

Santa’s Arrival Parade
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Those who have missed the chance to be Santa’s Little Helper can still catch him on Level 2 of the Westfield Chermside shopping mall, in the new Dining Precinct. This is where his whole entourage will convene at 10:30 a.m. for the parade that starts at 12:00 p.m. on the 12th of November.

As soon as Santa arrives at the Westfield Chermside mall on 12th November, everyone can have the chance to take photos with him at the Santa Set located outside of the Coffee Club on level 1. The photo sessions will run until 24th December and all children will receive a free gift from Santa himself.

Weekly prizes will also be given for the duration of the event. Everyone is welcome to colour Paddington Bear at the Santa Set. Anyone who participates can leave their details with any of Santa’s little helpers.

Santa Pet Photography

Santa’s Pet Photography
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Pets can celebrate Christmas too and can have fun with Santa as well. From 19th November to 17th December, your precious furballs can also have their photo opportunity with Santa at the mall. For booking information, please click here.

The Santa Pet Photography session makes a comeback this year in partnership with Paddington 2, with a release scheduled for the 21st December. Paddington 2 casts include Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, and Peter Capaldi.

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

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Paddington 2 will also have an advance screening on the 3rd of December at 11:00 a.m. at Event Cinemas. It will be an exclusive charity event with all proceeds to bedonated to children’s hospitals around the country. For more information, click here.

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For more information about Santa’s stay in Chermside, click here.