FILM fans across Weston are in for a treat this New Year.

Having only recently opened, the town's new Plaza Cinema is showing a whole host of blockbuster movies.

Here's what's showing on January 1, New Year's Day

  • Wish - set in the fantastical land of Rosas, this new Disney animation will see Asha make a wish so powerful that it summons a little ball of energy called Star. Together they battle the wicked ruler of Rosas and restore peace.
  • One Life - this picture tells the story of Sir Nicholas "Nicky" Winton, who saved over 600 children from the hands of the Nazis in World War II. This film is inspired by a true story.
  • Wonka - for those that haven't seen it yet, there's still a chance to watch Wonka. The film tells the story of the iconic Roald Dahl character.
  • Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom - Black Manta returns to avenge his father's death and defeat Aquaman for good. Wielding the power of the Black Trident, Aquaman has to turn to his brother for help in an unlikely alliance.
  • Next Goal Wins - Next Goal Wins follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. 
  • Ferrari - the film follows the tale of Enzo Ferrari, an ex-racer. The film's description reads: "Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous one-thousand-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia."

Having closed in June, the building, which was formally the ODEON, was purchased by the Merlin Cinemas team.

Speaking at the time of the sale, Geoff Greaves, director of the company, said: “Seeing a film at the cinema with family or friends is a very different experience to watching the film at home.

"With modern digital projection and sound, it is more memorable, and offers a sense of occasion."

Having started in 1990, Merlin Cinemas operate in mainly coastal and rural locations. The company aims to repurpose heritage buildings that have been part of the lives of local people for generations.