The summer season is always a bumper period for new feature films, and residents flocked to Metro Cinemas Bathurst on Boxing Day to be among the first audiences for some major new releases.
Some notable new releases included the latest DC Extended Universe film Aquaman, the hilarious sleuth flick Holmes & Watson and Ralph Breaks the Internet, the long-awaited sequel to the 2012 hit Wreck-It Ralph.
Boxing Day also saw the launch of Vice, the biopic about former United States vice-president Dick Cheney, with seasoned actor Christian Bale in the title role.
The Christmas holidays is often the busiest time of year for Metro Cinemas Bathurst, as there are greater numbers of big blockbuster and family oriented films being released.
Local film guru Jarrod Urza was one such movie-goer who was at Metro Cinemas Bathurst on Boxing Day, and was keen to check out Aquaman.
“I’m hoping that Aquaman ranks among the best of the big blockbuster comic book films of this generation,” Mr Urza said.
As a regular customer at Metro Cinemas Bathurst, Mr Urza has made it somewhat of a ritual to venture down on Boxing Day and check out one of the new releases.
“You always get the big hits coming out at Boxing Day, so it’s certainly a busy time,” he said.
“A lot of people get movie vouchers for Christmas, and the staff at Metro Cinemas provide such a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere.”
The cinemas will welcome another highly anticipated film on New Year’s Day: Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel over 50 years in the making.
Current session times are available online.