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At the movies 

It’s the holiday season and that means a feast of new movies at the Ballina Fair Cinema for old and young alike. For the kids and family check out Spiderman: No Way Home, Sing 2, Clifford The Big Red Dog and The Adams Family 2.

Of course, the BIG one that continues is the new Matrix movie – The Matrix Resurrections. It lives up to all the hype and is definitely a big screen experience.


An interesting movie to check out is the remake of West Side Story. The updated version is directed by Stephen Spielberg. It’s a fresh look at a much loved story and The Washington Post said ‘it's an urgent utterly beautiful revival’. One not to be missed.

One of my favourite franchise movies has been The Kingsman series and the third instalment The Kings Man does not disappoint. The film is a prequel to the two first instalments and stars Ralph Fiennes. It's nonstop over the top action. But a warning – it’s very violent action and definitely not one for the

kids. But on the big screen it simply rips along for a great night out.


The most welcome news for 2022 is the return of NORPA in full flight. One of the things I have really missed in the COVID bun fight is NORPA. Its productions are simply world class and it’s back better than ever in 2022 with a tremendous line up

of great shows including Can Of Worms (February 22 and 23), King Of Pigs (March 11 and 12) and French Café (March 25 and 26) kicking off an excellent 2022 season. Check out the full details on the NORPA website.


For great live music the MUST see is The Black Sorrows at the Ballina RSL on January 20.

Make sure you book early for this one.

Use those Dine and Discover Vouchers and get out and enjoy.