HOTA is offering FREE movies in the Lakeside Room in January 2020 school holidays. Get in quick, limited spaces. Visit with some of the most beloved heroes in kids cinema with some of these classic feature films. Register for FREE popcorn!
The Neverending Story (G) 92 mins
A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero in a land beyond imagination.The NeverEnding Story is a modern day classic, a movie masterpiece that has been shared by countless families for the past 20 years. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen (“Troy”, “The Perfect Storm”) this is the adventure of Bastian (Barrett Oliver), a lonely young boy who escapes the ugliness of his everyday life by retreating into a mysterious book that carries him into a shimmering world of creatures, giant forests and massive oceans. An awesome world, but a world in decay and whose existence is threatened by…The Nothing! Climb aboard the Luck Dragon with Bastian and become a part of The NeverEnding Story.
Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020 10.30am
Guardians of the Galaxy (PG)* 121 mins
When things get bad, they’ll do their worst.
An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
*Sci-Fi violence and action, and some language
Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020 10.30am
Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (G) 76 mins
Magic and adventure await in Fern Gully, a spectacular rainforest where a bat named Batty, whose radar has gone haywire, joins with Crysta, Pips and the Beetle Boys to save their marvelous world from the evil Hexxus. Ignoring the warnings of her friends, Crysta, the curious tree fairy, explores the world beyond FernGully. She discovers Zak, a real live human who is helping to demolish the rain forest. Once Zak sees the beauty and the magic of Fern Gully, he vows to save it. But it may be too late. The diabolical Hexxus is on the loose and intent on destroying all of the Fern Gully. This animated feature rocks with an original score performed by Sheena Easton, Raffi, Tone-Loc & others.
Date: Friday 17 January 2020 10.30am
Sky High (PG)** 95 mins
Brains, Brawn And Beyond
A super adventure of heroic proportions, this crowd-pleasing follows the son of legendary heroes Commander and Jetstream, the young Will Stronghold. Will carries huge expectations as he enters a high-tech high school known for moulding the heroes of tomorrow. With no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he’ll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero!
Date: Thursday 16 January 2020 10.30am
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (G) 89 mins
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are best friends who spend their days creating comic books and dreaming up pranks. One day they accidentally hypnotize their school principal into believing that he is Captain Underpants, a dim-witted superhero whose costume consists of underwear and a cape. As if this isn’t bad enough, their newest teacher is a disgraced evil scientist bent on exacting his revenge at their school. George, Harold and Captain Underpants must band together to thwart his evil agenda. Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars.
Date: Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January 2020 12.30pm