Melton Regal Cinema: Film guide December 24 to 31

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf in The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Picture: PA Photo/Warner Bros EMN-141217-171442004
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf in The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Picture: PA Photo/Warner Bros EMN-141217-171442004
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Penguins of Madagascar (U). The lovably boisterous penguins from the Madagascar films return in this spin-off espionage adventure. They lead double lives as super spies and must team up with an elite inter-species task force led by a wolf named Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch), to sabotage Dr Octavious Brine’s (John Malkovich) villainous plans for world domination. This brilliantly animated feature promises to be a family favourite this Christmas. Today (Christmas Eve), Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and New Year’s Eve at 10.30am.

Hobbit: Five Armies (12A). In this concluding part of director Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) has helped Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Dwarves to reclaim their Erebor mountain homeland from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). Furious at losing Erebor and its many treasures, Smaug unleashes his fiery wrath on the people of Laketown, who assisted the Dwarves in their quest to take back their home. The ancient and terrifying enemy Sauron (also voiced by Cumberbatch) and his Orc hordes join the fight against Bilbo, the Dwarves and their allies, triggering a war that will prove the defining chapter in this visually dazzling Middle-earth epic. With Ian McKellen reprising his role as the all-seeing Gandalf alongside Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly and Christopher Lee, it promises to be a thrilling ride. Today (Christmas Eve) at 1pm and 4pm, Boxing Day at 2pm and 5pm, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm, New Year’s Eve at 1pm and 4pm.