Time to head to the cinemas…

Let us help you find that next well-earned bit of escapism, whether it’s a classic story of a dog and her boy, or a pandemic-delayed, chilling sequel of terror, murder and unknown evil. Here’s a rundown of the films opening this week in the Kingdom.

Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon

Fans of Moana and Frozen, you’ll love this. Ainbo, who grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon in the village of Candamo, discovers that her homeland is being threatened. Using the help of her spirit guides, the skinny armadillo, ‘Dillo’, and the heavy-set tapir ‘Vaca’, she embarks on a journey to seek help from the most powerful Mother Spirit of the Amazon, Turtle’ Motelo Mama’.

Animation, 1hr 25mins, Rating PG. Book your tickets here.

Lassie Come Home

A remake of the 1943 movie based on Eric Knight’s book, “Lassie Come Home”… because no one’s ever forgotten Lassie. In this heartwarming and adventurous tale for the whole family, 12-year-old Florian and his beloved dog live in an idyllic village in the German countryside. But when Florian’s father loses his job, the family must move into a small apartment where no dogs are allowed. So, Lassie is given away, but the dog and the boy still yearn for one another.

Adventure, 1hr 40min, Rating G. Book your tickets here.

Lena & Snowball

In this thrilling family adventure, a lonely girl adopts a cuddly, adorable white lion cub. They form an instant bond, but the poachers who kidnapped it will stop at nothing to get it back.

Adventure, 1hr 30min, Rating PG. Book your tickets here.

Mama Hamel

Translated as “Mama’s Pregnant”, this Arabic movie promises a heavy dose of comedy. A couple in their 60’s is still madly in love, living a happy romantic life. They have two adult sons, who constantly express their dissatisfaction with their parents’ excessive romance. Everyone’s life is upended when they learn that their mother is pregnant.

Comedy, 1hr 40min, Rating R18. Book your tickets here.

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Soqrat and Nabila

This Arabic comedy is about a young man and a girl separated by the social level but united by a convergent vision of the world that clashes with the older generation’s views.

Comedy, 1hr 50min, Rating R15. Book your tickets here.

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

True horror returns. The Warrens investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before.

Horror, 1hr 55min, Rating R15. Book your tickets here.