Cineworld’s must-see April Fool’s Day comedy films are no joke

We've got a terrific line-up of comedy films this April Fool's Day, including classics from Leslie Nielsen and Jim Carrey. No, this isn't a joke – we're genuinely inviting you to celebrate the best of big-screen comedy at Cineworld.

Remember that our new Cinesaver discount is applicable between Monday and Wednesday and aligns perfectly with this year's April Fool's Day, allowing you to enjoy the latest releases for only £5.99. Plus, our Early Week Special allows you to enjoy one small soft drink with one small sweet or one small salted popcorn for just £5.

Scroll down to discover the comedies that we're screening.

The Naked Gun

Ride along with the irresistibly poker-faced Lieutenant Frank Drebin in this classic eighties slapstick comedy. Star Leslie Nielsen cemented his graduation into a masterful comic buffoon in this feature-length adaptation of the short-lived Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker Police Squad! series. The latter capitalised on Nielsen's unexpected comic emergence in 1980's seminal spoof Airplane! (also a ZAZ production). Surely (sorry, Shirley) Nielsen's comic destiny was written in the stars?

Any number of scenes and lines from The Naked Gun have gone down in history ("Cuban?"/"No, Dutch-Irish. My father was from Wales"), and Nielsen turns the well-meaning yet inept Drebin's blitheness into a comic icon on par with the likes of Buster Keaton. Plus, Elvis Presley's widow Priscilla Presley reveals herself to have fine comic timing in her own right, playing the foil and eventual wife to Drebin, Jane.


Dumb and Dumber

It's easy to forget Jim Carrey's meteoric rise to comedy stardom in the early nineties. In 1994 Carrey saw three films released, including The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. For April Fool's Day, we're presenting the most gleefully anarchic of Carrey's 1994 blockbuster hits: the much-loved Dumb and Dumber, which updates the slapstick Three Stooges formula with a contemporary hit of gross-out.

Carrey stars as Lloyd Christmas, one half of an intentionally obnoxious duo that also encompasses Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels). They set out on a cross-country trip to Aspen, Colorado to return a suitcase full of money to its rightful owner. However, the plot is entirely incidental to the memorably broad sight gags (the icy tongue on the ski lift still sticks with us) in this early hit from Peter and Bobby Farrelly who would later helm the likes of There's Something About Mary.



Also on release at Cineworld this April Fool's Day...


Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Don't be afraid of no ghosts this April. In the latest Ghostbusters instalment, returning Ghostbusters: Afterlife heroes Phoebe (McKenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) must unite with the OG Ghostbusters to save New York from a dire paranormal menace.

That means the return of several beloved characters: Pete Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) and Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts). It's time to fire up Ecto-1 and charge the proton packs for another blast of effects-led mayhem and wry comedy as those pesky ghosts prepare to meet their maker.



Kung Fu Panda 4

Who can resist a bit of Jack Black? The likeable comedy star returns to his signature role as Po the martial arts panda in the latest chapter of the blockbusting family franchise. This time, the dumpling-loving Po must seek out his successor as Dragon Warrior. That means leaving the tranquil Valley of Peace behind to discover his destiny, and along the way, he encounters new allies (Awkwafina's Zhen) and enemies (Viola Davis' Chameleon, who can transform into Po's old rivals).




Take flight with the Mallard family in this uplifting family animation from the makers of Minions and Despicable Me. Migration is the first movie to screen in 270-degree ScreenX, a viewing format wholly unique to Cineworld that projects the movie onto the auditorium's side walls. So, if you want to be enveloped in the sounds and colours of this vibrant animated adventure, now's your chance to do so.




There's still time to catch this blockbusting and sweet-natured musical origin story before it leaves Cineworld. Timothée Chalamet is infectious and endearing as the young Willy Wonka, the chocolatier in the making who must fend off the efforts of a fiendish chocolate cartel to establish his chocolate-making empire and improve the likes of all those around him.



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