Why Not Take Date Night Up a Notch With This Luxurious (Yet Affordable) Cinema Experience

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Dinner and a movie has been an early date favourite for as long as movie theatres have existed. It’s easy to see why, too. When you are in the early stages of getting to know someone, your nerves can leave your brain searching desperately for something funny/insightful/smart to say or for meaningful questions to ask.

Enjoying a film together first gives you a couple of hours in which to get comfortable in each other’s presence while laying the groundwork for some easy conversation over a meal as you dissect what it was you each loved about the movie. Plus, it’s a great way to find out if you are on the same page when it comes to humour!

If you are keen to put this tried and true date night to the test in your own blossoming relationship (or even in your long term one) why not try to add a touch of luxury by booking yourself one of Hoyts’ extra-comfy recliners?

The recliners allow you to enjoy extra legroom, wider seating and extra comfort — for the exact same price as a regular seat! So, why not sit back, relax and recline (and maybe even have a snuggle) while you take in one of these great date night movies coming soon to Hoyts across Victoria.

Black Widow

One for the Marvel fans! 

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broker relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melinda.

Release date: Now showing.

The Suicide Squad

More of a DC kinda couple? That’s okay, we’ve got you covered!

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment?

Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favourite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

The Suicide Squad stars Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, John Cena as Peacemaker, comedian Pete Davidson as Blackguard and Sylvester Stallone as the voice of King Shark. Meanwhile, Jai Courtney returns as Captain Boomerang and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.

Release date: August 5th

Free Guy

If bonding with your date over a good old fashioned laugh-fest is more your speed, then you can never go wrong with a Ryan Reynolds flick.

In Twentieth-Century Studios epic adventure-comedy Free Guy, a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game decides to become the hero of his own story… one he rewrites himself.

Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late.

Free Guy stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi. 

Release date: August 12th

Dear Evan Hansen

If you like to make sure that your date can be comfortable with their emotions, then we definitely recommend catching this absolute tear-jerker. Besides, what better excuse is there for a cuddle than when you both, ahem, have something in your eye?

Based on the smash-hit Broadway musical of the same name, Dear Evan Hansen sees Tony Award winner Ben Platt reprise his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. 

Dear Evan Hansen also stars six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) and Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give). 

Release date: September 23rd

Book your Hoyts recliner today and enjoy one of these great movies on your next date night.

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