A LONG time ago in a galaxy far, far away... yes!

It’s that time you have all been waiting for and I can tell you we are all excited about this too.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12a) - we have our first screening on its release date of Thursday December 14.

I bet you can’t wait to find out what happens in this next chapter, with Daisy Ridley having taken her first steps into the Jedi world as Rey.

She joins Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

With 2015’s The Force Awakens smashing box office records, this one shouldn’t disappoint either.

Now if you’re just not feeling the Force this December then don’t worry, we have plenty of great films to keep you and the whole family entertained in the run up to the festive period!

Released on December 15, Ferdinand (U) is the next kids’ animation to hit the big screens.

This one tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart voiced by John Cena.

After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and takeaway from his home.

Through determination he must break free and find a way to return to his family.

Voices include Kate McKinnon as Lupe, an old goat, Bobby Cannavale as Valiente, a bull, Peyton Manning as Guapo, a bull, and David Tennant as Angus, a bull originally from Scotland.

This month’s Keighley Film Club screening will be The Other Side of Hope (12a).

A poker-playing restauranteur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. The screening will be on December 17.

Finnish minimalist Aki Kaurismäki, 59, has been writing and directing for more than 30 years, scarcely tweaking his formula of ‘woebegone absurdism’.

The Guardian newspaper said his films, which include the knockabout Leningrad Cowboys Go America and the poignant Cannes Grand Prix-winner The Man Without a Past, are mostly set in a Finland that time forgot, where there is scant evidence that things have progressed beyond the 1950s.

A critic said: “Vodka, rockabilly, Brylcreem and smokes are the order of the day; they are the only things that lighten life’s load. Along with kindness and companionship, which sprout unexpectedly in the gloom like spring daffodils in February.”

Non-members are welcome to Film Club screenings too, and with the success of last month’s screening of God’s Own Country I hope to see just as many of you there.

To finish on a festive note we have chosen our Christmas Ice Cream flavour this year which will be Chocolate Orange, so keep your eyes peeled for that one!