Ster-Kinekor Hosts Fun Activations For Release Of The Secret Life Of Pets

Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?


secretlifeofpetsSter-Kinekor has the perfect solution to entertain the whole family, when the eagerly awaited animation film, The Secret Life of Pets (also in 3D), releases in cinemas nationwide on 30 September.

Bookings are now open so head on down to your nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema to find out exactly ‘what pets do when you’re not home’!

There will be loads of fun activities and events happening at various Ster-Kinekor cinemas for the film’s opening weekend, on 01 and O2 October, and to celebrate the school holidays. Kids will be entertained from 9am to 3pm at the cinemas with interactive competitions and activity sheets. There will also be fun pet-shaped balloons to take home, and the kids can interact with and pet the puppies and kittens on show from the local pet stores.

The cinemas participating in these fun kids’ activities include Bayside, N1 City, Parow, CapeGate, Tyger Valley and Eikestad in and around Cape Town; and at Gateway, Musgrave, Watercrest Mall, Shelly Beach and Boardwalk in KZN.

Synopsis – The Secret Life of Pets (3D)

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that’s bound for the pound.

Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart) swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who’ve done them wrong.

The film is directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and produced by Janet Healy. The running time is 1hr 27mins.

The Secret Life of Pets is Ster-Kinekor’ s ‘Must See Movie of the Month’ for October. This means that members of Ster-Kinekor’ s loyalty programme, SK Club, earn 200 points each time they swipe their card to buy tickets or the special promo catering combo. And, remember that kids under 18 can watch the movie for free before 7pm, if they are members of Discovery Vitality Kids. Ticket discounts (two-for-one) also apply to members of Edgars Club who have signed up for the movie club offering.

For more information on the release of The Secret Life of Pets and to make bookings, download the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart phone. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, visit or Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.

Read the SAMDB review of The Secret Life Of Pets.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: