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Holiday Movie Preview 2016 release dates calendar


Disney; Jaap Buitendijk; Lucasfilm; Dale Robinette

From the mystical realms of Doctor Strange to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s galaxy far, far away and the musical interludes of La La Land, it’s about to be a transporting holiday season for moviegoers.

Now that it’s officially November, the cinematic calendar is packed and ready to be unwrapped, boasting animated adventures like Disney’s Moana, a return to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and a host of movies that are hoping to find themselves on the Oscars ballot after we ring in the New Year.

We’ve taken the time to compile a calendar with many of those releases, which you can bookmark or print for your movie-night-planning reference (click to expand it for an even larger version). A few notes: each date below is the earliest a film will hit theaters, which could be a limited release in select cities, so be sure to check your local listings. Also, all these dates are subject to change.

For more from EW’s holiday movie preview, pick up the latest issue of EW, on newsstands now, or buy it here – and subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.