It's the weekend! Make the most of it with a little help from the Herald's planner


World’s Biggest Car Boot Sale 8am to 2pm, Newcastle Jockey Club. An all-weather event with hundreds of stallholders cramming their cars, tents and tables full of exciting treasures and treats to sell. There will be rides, free entertainment and special appearances from Healthy Harold and NBN’s Big Dog. Entry is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds going towards Hunter Life Education.

Summer Art Party 3pm to 8pm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery. To celebrate the opening of six new exhibitions activities and workshops will be held, as well as the Olive Tree Art & Design Twilight Market. Artists will share their ideas, processes and stories. Entry is free, all welcome.

NSW Open Men’s State Softball Championship Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am to 6pm, Stevenson Park, Mayfield. 

PBR Brendon Clark Invitational 7.30pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Cowboys take on the nation’s most extreme bucking bulls in a three-hour, action-packed event.

Community Picnic Noon to 5pm, Lambton Park rotunda, organised by the Lambton Residents Group.

En Plein Air Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Lake Macquartie City Art Gallery. En plein air artmaking. Bring a picnic and absorb the atmosphere or pull up an easel and join in. Artworks produced over the weekend will go on display from 3pm Sunday with the opportunity to sell or purchase.

Cake Craze Open Day 9.30am to 5.30pm, 48a Medcalf Street, Warners Bay. 

Super Street Sale 8am to 2pm, 7, 10, 11 Jacky Close, Belmont.

Super Hero Fundraiser 10am to 3pm, Lochinvar Hotel. There will be a jumping castle, face painting, sausage sizzle and more. All proceeds to Ronald McDonald House and Cancer Council.

Book LaunchIn Sofia's Kitchen: Mediterranean Flavours Down Under 2pm to 4pm, 3 Paperbark Court, Fern Bay.

Oh, Christmas Tree 11am, Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way. Help to decorate the tree while listening to Christmas-inspired music from the Newcastle Orchestra Kids. Drop in any time during opening hours to add your decoration to the tree until December 24. 

VOCAL’s Christmas Tree of Angels 3pm to 4.30pm, St John’s Anglican Church, Cooks Hill. Place a special angel ornament onto the VOCAL Christmas tree to build the 2016 Christmas Tree of Angels. All welcome.

Cadbury Joy Deliveries: Christmas Decoration 10am to 8pm, Civic Park, Newcastle. Cadbury Joy Deliveries will transform Civic Park into a Christmas tree wonderland to launch their newest Christmas product, Cadbury Baubles. 


Cardiff Christmas Car Boot Sale  9am to 1pm, Cardiff Bowling Club car park, 175 Myall Road. Grab a bargain for Christmas, meet Santa at 11am. 

Art Bazaar 9am to 3pm, Lambton Park, corner of Howe and Morehead streets, Lambton. Newcastle’s essential Christmas shopping destination since 2002, with a huge variety of treasures and gift ideas.

Rebound Race Newcastle McDonald Jones Stadium. The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course is suitable for ages seven years and up. Book online at

The Newcastle Variety Santa Fun Run Starts and finishes at Honeysuckle Hotel, 9am to 3pm.  A five-kilometre course along Newcastle Foreshore. 

The Fashion Circle 10am to 1pm, Club Maitland City, Arthur Street, Rutherford. Pre-loved fashion for sale. Entry $5.

Head to Summer Art Party at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Saturday afternoon, where the Olive Tree Market will be holding a special twilight market.

Head to Summer Art Party at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Saturday afternoon, where the Olive Tree Market will be holding a special twilight market.


Get to know bees at two events being run by Urban Hum. The first is Bee Here at The Edwards on Tuesday, November 29, kicking off at 6.30pm. Kelly Lees will talk about the importance of bees in urban areas and Dave from Feedback Organic Recovery will discuss on urban farming practices.There will be live music by Amy Vee. On Sunday, December 4, Estabar will host Bee Mentor at 2pm. Meet beekeeper Kelly Lees and ask questions about how to encourage bees or keep bees in your backyard. 


Swansea Markets Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Quinn Park, Galgabba Street, Swansea. 

Singleton Farmers Market & General Markets Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Singleton Showground.

Clocktower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, James Street Plaza, Hamilton.

Olive Tree Art & Design Market – Christmas Twilight Market Saturday, 3pm to 8pm,  Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High Street, Maitland.

Port Stephens Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Port Stephens Church of Christ, 2645 Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash.

Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.

Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, Lovedale.

Hunter Street Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall. 

Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Markets Inc Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington. 

Adamstown Lions Club Markets Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner of Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.

Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow


TOHU and Valley Saturday, 7pm, Catapult Dance Studio at 880 Hunter Street, Newcastle West. Cost $10; bookings at 

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Inside Bloomfield, by Linda Greedy; Shhh, by Nathan Keogh and Giselle Penn; Greetings from Maitland, by Trevor Dickinson. Until January 29. Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year; The 2016 Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling Scholarship for Young Achievers in the Visual Arts. Until February 5. Maitland Includes You: Artists from Journeys: Creative Connections and Mai-Wel; Andrew Christofides’ Abstraction. Until February 19. 

Arts Systems Wickham Turning Over, by Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith, Ahn Wells. Ends Sunday.

Newcastle Museum Humanoid Discovery. This highly interactive exhibition will take you on a revealing journey through the human body from the perspective of a visitor from outer space.

Also, Emporium, which recreates the Albury region’s first department store, The Abikhair Emporium, a family business run by Syrian immigrant Saad Milham Abikhair and his wife Shefia. The exhibition explores the changing roles of women in 1950s Australia and the evolution of fashion. 

Gallery 139 Sodamolly: Feed The Monsters of Love (The Slow Post), by Kristian Glynn and Colleen Hoad. Until December 3.  

Watt Space Gallery Imagining Futures, the University of Newcastle Fine Art Graduation Exhibition for 2016. Ends Sunday.

cstudios Art Gallery  Collagraphs, paintings and prints by Joyce Clulow; Textiles by Janet Steele. Until December 4.

Acrux Art Gallery After & Since Before, by Libby Eckersley; Echo of Words, by Mojgan Habibi. Until December 3.

Cooks Hill Galleries Purely Visual and Trading Places, by James Kearns and Nick Osmond. Until November 28.

The Lock Up Gesture & Presence, by Jacobus Capone and Madison Bycroft. Until December 4.

John Earle Gallery Paintings of Newcastle’s coastline.

Newcastle Art Space Sweet Sixteen, by The Seven Painters. Patricia Williamsz, Michael Bateman, Jennifer Finnie, Malcolm Sands, Sarah Knights, Andrew Finnie. Ends Sunday.

Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards This free public exhibition is open 10am to 5pm, seven days a week. Sculptures will be displayed in the village of Wollombi and Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Wollombi Wines, Wollombi Village Vineyard, Undercliff Winery and Noyce Brothers Wines. All works are for sale. Until December 4. 

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Saltwater Country; Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures. Until January 29.

Lovett Gallery Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2016. Until February 25.

Floor Talk - Holding: Contemporary Fibre Art Saturday, 2pm to 3.30pm, Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street, Cooks Hill.  

Discover the stories and techniques behind the art on display.

Join curator, fibre artist and owner of Timeless Textiles Gallery Anne Kempton along with Newcastle academic and internationally recognised textile artist Brett Alexander for a floor talk.


City of Newcastle Drama Awards 2016 The 38th annual CONDA Awards recognise theatrical achievement in and around Newcastle, with musical numbers by performers of all ages. Wests New Lambton. Saturday 7.30pm.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids Pooh Bear and his friends join forces to rescue Christopher Robin from a Hundred Acre Wood invader. Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturdays at 2pm and 5pm, until December 10, plus Sunday at 2pm.

Festive Spirit Patience and sanity are tested when a family gets together for a Christmas celebration; new comedy by Newcastle’s Sally Davies. Newcastle Theatre Company, Lambton. Friday 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm.

Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue A group of nuns are offered a large contribution to their school fund if they will perform in Las Vegas; bright musical by Dan Goggin. Maitland Musical Society and Maitland Repertory Theatre. Meal and show on Friday and Saturday 6.45pm and Sunday 12.45pm, until December 4.

Radio Wollombi Comedy, written and performed by Alan Glover and Bob Philippe, and using episodes from a radio series they developed, Raiders of the Lost Aardvark. Hunter Valley Summer Theatre, at Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin. Nightly 8pm until Saturday, plus 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Also at Lizotte’s, Lambton, on Wednesday. Dinner and show from 6pm.

Broadway Bites The 2016 Diploma of Musical Theatre students trained by Pantseat Performing Arts and WEA Academy of Creative Arts present lively musical numbers in their final performance together. Civic Playhouse. Friday 7pm.


5 Sawyers Friday, DJ Shots Fired. Saturday, DJ 88. Sunday, Sean Andrews & Nick Raschke.

Adamstown Bowling Club Friday, Kaylah Anne.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Jacinta.

Argyle House Friday, Slumb Erjack, Feki.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Bar Petite Friday, DJ Nicolas. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, DJ Perry. 

Bay Hotel Saturday, Distant Thunder.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Disco Biscuits.

Belmont 16s Friday, Holly Wilson, Matchbox. Saturday, The Andy Show, Loko. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmont Bowling Club Sunday, Jungle Kings.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, Bondi Cigars. Sunday, Chris Saxby.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Formula.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Mental As Anything, Jessie Hallett. Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Rave On.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Murray Byfield. Saturday, Busta Thong.

The Bradford Friday, Wendy Matthews, Two Good Reasons. Saturday, Wicked. Sunday, Lee Rolfe.

Band of Skulls

Band of Skulls

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Band Of Skulls (UK).

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Roxy. Saturday, The Core.

Carrington Bowling Club Friday, Pap & That.

Catho Pub Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Christina Crofts.

Caves Beach Hotel Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Emily Smith. Saturday, Matt Semmens.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Andy Abra.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Aqwa. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Kristen Lane. Saturday, Stephen Boyd.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Spiced Up. Sunday, Nina Las Vegas.

Club Kotara Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Phase III.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Scratch. Saturday, The Radiators. Saturday, Kellie Cain, Jessie Hallett.

Club Maitland City Friday, Pistol Pete.

Colliery Inn Saturday, Chris Unicomb.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, David J Bull.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Friday, The Bad And The Ugly. Saturday, Frog. Sunday, Mike Horbacz.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Dos Eager.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Friday, Kylie Jane.

Customs House Friday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, Perry Carter. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Anyerin.

D’Albora Marina Sunday, Jason Bone.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Dora Creek Workers Sunday, Big Pete.

Drovers Camp Branxton Saturday, Country At The Camp ft. Troy Kemp, Viper Creek, Kristy Lee Akers, Tori Darke, Lauren Wheatley, Brooke Shearer, Jemma Beech. 

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Loonatic Fringe. Saturday, Bobby C.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, 4 Letter Word. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Mariah.

The Edwards Thursday, Soundbite ft. DJ Shadows.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, The Way. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Finnegans Saturday, DJ J Smoove & MC Bones.

FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, Tommy Castles. Sunday, Satch Campbell’s Bakehouse.

Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Glamstars.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Loose Lips. Sunday, Purple Hearts.

George Tavern Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, We The Four.

Grain Store Sunday, Tim Rossington.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Ian Date.

Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, Ben Salter. Friday, Dank Hank & The Hot Ones. Sunday, Fish Fry Pow Wow.

Great Northern HotelTeralba Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, James Osborn. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Greta Workers Club Friday, Summerland Kings.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, The Remedy. Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Howie & Alex.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Sunday, Mark Woods.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Brenton Williams, Sunday’s Record. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Sunday’s Record. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Hope Estate Saturday, Hope Rocks ft. The Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Ian Moss, Richard Clapton, The Superjesus, Dragon, The Choirboys. 

Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Emily Smith. Sunday, Jake Folbigg.

Hotel Delany Friday, Sean Andrews, X & Y. Saturday, Purple Rain.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, The New Cool.

Iron Horse Inn Friday, Dr Zoom. Saturday, The V Dubs.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, StateFX. Sunday, Counterpart.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Damien.

The Junction Inn Raymond Terrace Friday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Brooke Harvey.

Kent Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, The Blues Bombers.

King Street Hotel Friday, UNO House Party. 

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Daniel Arvidson.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Michael. Sunday, John Larder.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Viagro.

The Landing Saturday, Melody Feder. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, The Fonzies.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, The Mis-Made, Zappo, Voodoo Youth. Saturday, The Hedonists, Jones The Cat, Weather The Lizard. Sunday, The Longnecks, Paper Thin, Southern End, Voodoo Youth, Shysters, Space Carbonara, Jones The Cat, Rachel Maria Cox, Bofolk Ballico.

Lizotte’s Friday, Rat Pack From Vegas. Saturday, Wendy Matthews - Billie and Me, Sarah McLennan. Sunday, Love That Hat plays the Electric Light Orchestra. Tuesday, The Troggs.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.  

Lucky Hotel Saturday, Kaylah Anne. Sunday, Jerome.

Mark Hotel Saturday, Rock Oz. Sunday, Hornet.

Mary Ellen Friday, Big Night Out. Saturday, The Remedy. Sunday, Mike Horbacz.

Maryland Tavern Friday, The Andy Show. Saturday, Shivoo.

Maryville Tavern Saturday, Karen Soper. Sunday, Sunday Soul Sessions.

Mattara Hotel Friday, Melody Feder.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Arley Black. Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Bel Enks. Saturday, Zane Penn. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, The Big Bang Quartet. Sunday, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont.

Murray’s Brewery Friday, The Harbour Master. Saturday, Nano. Sunday, Adam Gear.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Russell Snape & Son.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Dr Love, Good Company. Sunday, Pete Hibbert.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, TK.

Newcastle Leagues Club – The Vault Saturday, Frankenbok, Tensions Arise, Zombonimo, Autolysis, Chambers Of Insanity.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Allon.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Duncan Woods. Saturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Marissa, Adrianna Mac. Saturday, Frets With Benefits. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Potters Brewery Friday, Phil McKnight.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Jamie Martens.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Mick Boogaard. Sunday, Loko.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Katrina Burgoyne. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, The Rubens, Alessandro. Saturday, Grace Ellen, Alessandro. Sunday, Jerome.

Rathmines Bowling Club Saturday, Roxy.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Damien.

River Royal Inn Morpeth Friday, Ian Henry. Saturday, Duplexity. Sunday, Katrina Burgoyne.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Overtone. Saturday, Siren.

​Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, DJ Bird. Sunday, Gareth Hudson.

Rutherford Hotel Friday, DJ Encore. Saturday, Dynamite Duo.

Salamander Shores Friday, Viagro.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Callum & Dave. Sunday, David McCredie.

Seven Seas Hotel Saturday, Kelly Hope.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Ty. Saturday, Brien McVernon.

Snake Gully Hotel Friday, Jacinta. Saturday, Outerphase.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Jim Overend. Saturday, Midnight Drifters.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Stag and Hunter Hotel  Friday, The Urban Chiefs, New Black Shades. Saturday, Jack Biilmann, Blake Dantier. Sunday, Tim Hulsman, Sarah Christine.

Star Hotel Friday, DJ Benny B. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Bruce Mathiske’s Guitar Lounge.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Dynamite Duo. Saturday, Symon. Sunday, Easy Daze.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Heaven & Earth - The Legends Show starring Wayne Cooper.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Logan Wolfgram.

Swansea Hotel Sunday, Phonic.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Rich & Famous.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Mardmax.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Earth Bound. Saturday, Ian Henry.

Toronto Diggers Friday, 40 Up Club. Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Toronto Hotel Friday, The Steves.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Frick 'N' Orson. Sunday, Dave Owen.

Town Hall Hotel Friday, Nano.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, James Naldo. Saturday, Boney Rivers. Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Aqwa.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Paul Storey. Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Hornet.

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.

Westfield Kotara Friday, Adam Price & Line Dancers. Saturday, The Andy Show, Brooke Harvey. Sunday, Holly Wilson. 

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests New Lambton Friday, ABBALANCHE, Gen-R-8. Saturday, Phonic. Tuesday, Angamus.

West Wallsend Workers Friday, Alias.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Three and A Half Men. Saturday, Nicko & Friends, The Years. Sunday, Tony’s Day ft. Voodoo Express, Justin Ngariki & The Dastardly Bastards, Southern Under The Stars, Gasoline Halos, Kate Rose.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Vegas. Saturday, DV8.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Melody Feder. Sunday, Ryan Daley.


Aliens (M) The planet from Alien has been colonised, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (Event Kotara, Friday)

André Rieu: Christmas With André (CTC) A never-before-seen 90-minute filmed Christmas concert packed with festive favourites including O Holy Night, Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas.

Arrival (M) After alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine if they come in peace.

Australian Made – 30th Anniversary Edition (CTC) Australian music came of age in the summer of ’87 when the cream of Oz rock toured the nation in the most ambitious series of concerts ever staged.

Bad Santa 2 (MA) Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as everyone’s favourite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (MA) Private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour.

Cafe Society (M) The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. (Lake Cinema)

Captain Fantastic (M) In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world. (Regal)

Dark Horse (PG) An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.

Deepwater Horizon (M) Set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded in 2010 and created the worst oil spill in US history. (Lake Cinema)

Doctor Strange (M) A brilliant, but arrogant and conceited surgeon, learns to defend the world against evil.

Dough (M) An old Jewish baker sees his struggling business boom when his young apprentice accidentally drops marijuana into the dough. (Regal)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (M) The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter.

Hacksaw Ridge (MA) The true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa at the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without a gun.

Hello, My Name Is Doris (M) With help from her best friend’s granddaughter, a smitten woman concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker. (Regal)

I, Daniel Blake (MA) A middle-aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (M) Reacher returns to the base of his old unit, only to find out he’s accused of a 16-year-old homicide.

Nocturnal Animals (MA) An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat.

Queen Of Katwe (PG) The world of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, becoming an international champion.

Sunset Song (M) With World War I brewing and her family scattered across the countryside, a Scottish farm girl struggles to find her way. (Regal)

The Accountant (MA) A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (M) Filmmaker Ron Howard examines the early years of the Beatles, from their club dates in Liverpool to their concert tours overseas. (Regal)

The Founder (M) The story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.

The Girl on the Train (MA) Rachel spends her daily commute fantasising about the couple who live in a house that her train passe, until she sees something shocking.

The Light Between Oceans (M) A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of WA raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Trolls (G) Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and Branch are polar opposites. Together, they embark on an adventure that takes them beyond their world.

Up For Love (M) When a successful lawyer gets a call from the man who found her mobile phone, she is immediately affected by his charm.

Your Name (CTC) Two high school kids who’ve never met – city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha – are united through their dreams.