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It’s been a busy week for So Kilkenny and in arts and entertainment in Kilkenny in general so getting to the weekend seems pretty good to us. In terms of the cinema, one of the biggest movies of the year opens today with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies screening from this afternoon. Here’s a rundown of everything screening in the cinema this week.

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1The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies (2D/3D)

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.

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2The Snow Queen: Magic Of The Ice Mirror

In the follow up to The Snow Queen, Gerda, Orm and the gang are back in an all new snowy adventure!

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3Get Santa

It’s days before Christmas and reindeer are found running loose through the streets of London. Meanwhile an astonished 9 year-old Tom (newcomer Kit Connor) discovers Santa (Jim Broadbent) in the garden shed.
He has crash-landed while test-driving his new sleigh and enlists Tom and his father Steve (Rafe Spall) to help him get back to Lapland. But what happens when Santa is arrested and thrown into prison? Will Steve and Tom be able to break him out in time for Christmas?

Get Santa is a heart-warming and funny family adventure about a father and son reconnecting to discover the magic of Christmas.

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4Paddington

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

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5Penguins of Madagascar

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

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6The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

With the Games now destroyed and in pieces, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, now end up in the so thought “destroyed” District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the “Mockingjay” and the symbol of rebellion for the people.

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7The Imitation Game

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode all star.

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8Horrible Bosses 2

Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

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