Who Do You Choose To Sit #Sidebyside You For Some Great Movie Moments This Summer?

Share those ‘Big Experience, Big Emotion’ movie moments with someone special at Ster-Kinekor.

Special moments should be shared – and sharing those special movie moments are no exception. So, who are you going to choose to sit #SidebySide with you as you enjoy a feast of wonderful movie titles that Ster-Kinekor has lined up for the Summer season? It could be the special person in your life, or your family, or a group of friends… just choose your movie and decide who is best suited to share that movie moment with you!

Whatever your favourite kind of movie is, Ster-Kinekor is inviting you to share the experience – and all the emotions that go with that movie – with others. Maybe it’s that first ‘butterflies in the tummy’ excitement of a first date, or it’s a night out with the guys or sharing a special time with your besties, or enjoying some fun family time together… you get to choose the movie and you get to choose who you want to sit #SidebySide with.

#SidebySide for Family Fun…

The fun starts with some great kids’ movies – and there’s nothing stopping the kid in all of us from enjoying them too! These titles give us the chance to sit back, relax and just chill out with family and friends for a few hours – and isn’t that what being on holiday is all about? Pretend you are living the life on an exotic Polynesian island with the delightful new Disney animated film, Moana.

Or, follow the antics of man and beast on another exotic island as an outgoing parrot and his quirky animal companions befriend the marooned Robinson Crusoe in the animated Robinson Crusoe / The Wildlife Life. When their harmonious lives are disrupted by two savage cats, they discover the true power of friendship against all odds. Both these animation films are currently screening – side-by-side – at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally.

The youngsters – and the young at heart – have two more fabulous holiday fare to look out for. Staying with the world of animated animals, Sing serenades its way onto the big screen in 3D from Friday, 23 December. But, you can catch it first with special pre-screenings at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas for all shows, only on Friday, 16 December. A dapper koala, Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), has one final chance to restore his fading theatre to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition… and five lead contestants emerge to battle it out, ‘Idols’-style!

Dancing its way onto the magical screen in the New Year, from Friday 06 January, is Ballerina. This 3D animation film is set in 1879 Paris, and tells the story of an orphaned girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. She flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. The perfect movie to enjoy #SidebySide with your dance partner!

All-out action #SidebySide with the boys…

If hanging out with the boys is more your style, the choice of action-packed movies to watch #SidebySide include some of the most anticipated releases of the year. Things are hotting up in the code-defying Inferno starring Tom Hanks in Dan Brown’s latest thriller.

The Star Wars fans have been shining up their lightsabres in anticipation of this week’s release of the all-new epic adventure, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, the first standalone film from the internationally successful Star Wars franchise. The film releases in South Africa on 15 December, a day before its US release and, to appreciate all the in-your-face special effects, this one is a must-see in IMAX, with its full-on IMAX 3D Experience.

If gaming is more your thing, make sure you know who is at your side before going to watch Assassin’s Creed from 21 December (in 2D and 3D): you don’t want to mix with the enemy – the all-powerful Templars – if you are an Assassin. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons, the battle for supremacy has begun…

Snuggle up #SidebySide for a special moment

First date, date night… there’s something special about watching a magical story unfolding on the big screen, and sharing it with that someone special in your life. If you need something comedic to break the ice, Ster-Kinekor has that in abundance this festive season, from the local take on the life of stand-up comedian featuring Rikus de Beer as Jonathan, to the hilarious, all-out riotous antics of the annual Office Christmas Party starring Jennifer Aniston. T.J. Miller and Jason Bateman!

We know it’s Almost Christmas when shop windows are ablaze with lights and colours and the angelic voices of choirs are heard singing Christmas carols, but it’s also a time of reflection and family relationships… and sometimes those are a little more complicated. This movie, with an all-star cast including Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover and Omar Epps, puts it all into perspective – with some unexpected consequences!

Why not arrange the perfect date-night to end the year off with a bang? Book the love seat in Ster-Kinekor’s luxurious Cine Prestige cinema, order in some delicious platters or coffee and cake, put your feet up, and let Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt do the rest… Passengers releases on 30 December and follows the couple, who are two passengers aboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. Or, catch the special pre-screening on 26 December, to recover from the over-indulgences of Christmas Day!

Also releasing on 30 December is the romantic comedy Why Him? with Bryan Cranston as the over-protective father, Ned Fleming, and James Franco as the over-the-top billionaire boyfriend, Laird Mayhew, to Stephanie, played by Zoey Deutch. It’s all about relationships…

This summer, the movie choices at Ster-Kinekor are endless, the people you can share them with is endless… so, just make sure you are #SidebySide the perfect match for each movie you watch – it’s up to you!

For more information on all these #SidebySide movies releasing at Ster-Kinekor over the next few weeks, and to make bookings, visit Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter using #SidebySideAtSK or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.

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.

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