View your saved tickets

DCA Archive

Relaxed: Aladdin

Guy Ritchie

We’ve had a very busy summer in the company of Woody, Spider-Man and Simba so we’re delighted to have a chance to catch up with another classic character who returned in a refreshed role earlier this year.

"We’re delighted to have a chance to catch up with another classic character..."

It’s a new version of the familiar tale. Street rat (who is really a ‘diamond in the rough’) sees a princess, falls in love, finds a lamp – and its surprise inhabitant – and sets off on a series of adventures leading (eventually) to a happy betrothal to aforementioned princess. The ‘twist’ for this version is that it was at the time of release the latest live action remake from the Disney Studios of one of their classic animated tales.

Guy Ritchie leaves behind his British gangster movie reputation to direct this family adventure, and Will Smith steps into the giant curled-toe shoes of Robin Williams as the Genie. Newcomers Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott play the star-crossed lovers and the film once more features the award-winning songs from the earlier animation. Part of Disney’s domination of 2019 blockbusting films, it’ll be a whole new world of delight to finally see it on our screens.