Bradford Family Film Festival 2017

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1 to 31 August 2017

The Bradford Family Film Festival is back and this year its bigger than ever. Running throughout the month of August the Bradford Family Film Festival brings a wide range of screenings and events for families to enjoy. From large-scale, free outdoor screenings in City Park to workshops and hands-on events across the Bradford District we’ve got it covered.

Free Screenings on Bradford Big Screen in City Park and on the IMAX, Picturehouse at the National Science and Media Museum as well as other venues across the Bradford district

For the full up to date programme and other screening info please visit: http://bradford-city-of-film.com/big-screen/family/

 

Week One: 1st – 6th Aug

 

Born to be Wild IMAX 3D (U)

Tuesday 1st Aug 2017 – 11am: IMAX, Picturehouse

Running time: 40 minutes

Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary adventure “Born to be Wild 3D,” an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This documentary transports moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan Savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

The BFG (PG) 

Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017 –  11am: Big Screen City Park

Supported by the Northern School of Creative Industries

Running time: 1hr 57

Roald Dahl’s children’s classic brought to a whole new audience in a film that is magical and mesmerising. An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Week Two 7th – 13th Aug

Space Station IMAX 3D (U)

Tuesday 8th Aug 2017 – 11am: IMAX, Picturehouse

Running time: 47 minutes

Narrated by Tom Cruise, this is a story of this unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space–a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars.

Moana (PG) 

Wednesday 9th Aug 2017 – 11am: Big Screen City Park

Supported by the Northern School of Creative Industries

Running time: 1hr 47

Moana is an animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.

WALL-E (U)

Saturday 12th Aug 2017 – 4pm – 7pm: Delius Art Centre 

Running time: 1hr 38

 Artworks Creative Communities brings you this FREE family friendly event with free crafty recycling activities and film
screening of Wall-E. Child friendly craft activities from 4pm, followed by the film screening at 5pm. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from the venue, this includes handmade pizza made onsite and an open bar.

Week 3: 14th – 20th Aug 

Born to be Wild IMAX 3D (U)

Tuesday 15th Aug 2017 – 11am: IMAX, Picturehouse

Running time: 40 minutes

Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary adventure “Born to be Wild 3D,” an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This documentary transports moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdik
as, and across the rugged Kenyan Savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

Sing (U)

Wednesday 16th Aug 2017 – 11am: Big Screen City Park

Supported by the Northern School of Creative Industries

Running time: 1hr 48

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper Koala who is trying to save a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times by staging the world’s greatest singing competition. The results are hilarious and the songs will have you dancing in the isles – don’t miss this one!

 Peter Pan  (U) 

Wednesday 16th Aug – 1pm: Cliffe Castle, Keighley

Running time: 1hr 17

In the Disney classic Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Please see below for the cost of this event.

Inside Out (U)

Sunday 20th Aug – 5.30pm – Clayton Village Hall

Running time: 1hr 35

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Please see below for the cost of this event.

Refreshments are available at each screening, with a short interlude during the film.

Week 4: 21st – 27th Aug

 

Space Station IMAX 3D (U)

Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017 – 11am: IMAX, Picturehouse

Running time: 47 minutes

Narrated by Tom Cruise, this is a story of this unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space–a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars.

Secret Life of Pets (U)

Wednesday 23th Aug 2017 – 11am: Big Screen City Park

Supported by the Northern School of Creative Industries

Running time: 1hr 27

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. It’s hilarious and brilliantly animated.

 

Week 5: 28th – 31st Aug

 

Born to be Wild IMAX 3D (U)

 Tuesday 29th Aug 2017 – 11am: IMAX, Picturehouse

Running time: 40 minutes

Morgan Freeman narrates the documentary adventure “Born to be Wild 3D,” an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This documentary transports moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdik
as, and across the rugged Kenyan Savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

Beauty & the Beast (PG)

Wednesday 30th August 2017 11am: Big Screen City Park

Supported by Arriva Yorkshire Running time: 2hr 9

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. With all the classic songs from the original animation we ask you to ‘be our guest’ at this will be a fitting climax to the festival.

Booking

Big Screen – City Park

These showings are free to the public, please feel free to turn up on the day and bring a seat of your own, picnic or an umbrella depending on weather.

IMAX, Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum 

Tickets can be booked through the Cinema’s Box Office – situated in the National Science and Media Museum’s foyer – from 10am on the day of the performance.

Delius Art Centre

This event is free and is brought to you as part of the Delius Community Gardening Project funded by the Postcode Local Trust. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from the venue, this includes handmade pizza made onsite and an open bar.

Cliffe Castle – Keighley

The cost of this event is £2 in advance, please visit the Cliffe Castle Museum shop during opening times to book and on the day it will be £3.

Clayton Village Hall

The cost of this event is £3 for adults and £1 for children (under 16)

 

 

 Accessibility

Big Screen – City Park

The Big Screen in Bradford is an outdoor event and can cater for up to 200 seats, Bradford Council will be providing seating and security for our Wednesday events.

IMAX, Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum

IMAX Cinema, Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, National Science and Media Museum, Little Horton Lane, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

 IMAX 

Access to the IMAX theatre from the ground floor is via a staircase in a darkened queuing area. Inside the auditorium, stairs provide access to the seating area – please bear in mind that these stairs are fairly steep and extra care should be taken, particularly once the adverts have begun and the lights are dimmed. There is an additional entrance on the fifth floor for visitors with easy access requirements. Access to this entrance is via the public lift and locked door, which requires a code. Please let the Box Office know that you need to use this entrance, and allow extra time in your schedule due to demand for the public lift. We have single spaces for wheelchair users which are situated on the balcony (access via the fifth level). A hearing system is fitted in the theatre for guests with hearing impairments. Please ask at the Box Office. Booster seats are available if required – please ask a member of staff.

 Visually impaired customers
Assistance dogs are welcome. If you wish to take your dog into a performance, please let us know when booking so that we can arrange an aisle seat. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog. Large-print film schedules are available on request.
Customers with impaired hearing
Induction loop systems are fitted in each of the four auditoria. To access the system, you will need to turn your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position. Certain performances carry subtitles and these are clearly indicated in the programme.
Disabled parking
There is a drop-off / pick-up point and three spaces for blue badge holders at the front of the Museum.
Toilets
There is a wheelchair-accessible adapted toilet on the ground floor. There is an alarm cord inside should you need to summon a member of staff. Further toilet facilities are available on the fifth floor, including easy access (inside the Animation Gallery). You must inform the IMAX usher if you wish to use the toilet facilities so they can let you back in to the auditorium through the fifth level IMAX door.

Delius Art Centre

Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Road, BD7 1AA

The public areas of the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre is completely accessible including the outside spaces and the toilets and kitchen space. The venue has access points at the front of the building with 3 steps each, and also access points from the rear, both with ramps.
Further information about access and finding the venue can be found here: http://www.artworkscreative.org.uk/contact/contact-details/, and information about what the venue and charity has coming up can be found here: http://www.artworkscreative.org.uk/whats-on/

Cliffe Castle – Keighley

Spring Gardens Ln, Keighley BD20 6LH

Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor – about three quarters of the displays. Ramped access to the cafe and some of the hillside park. Disabled parking spaces and toilet facilities. For further Cliffe Castle disabled access information visit DisabledGo

Further information about the venue can be found here: http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/visit/cliffe-castle-museum

Clayton Village Hall – Clayton

Clayton Village Hall, Reva Syke Road, Clayton, Bradford BD14 6QN

This venue is fully wheelchair accessible and has a lift, for more information visit: www.claytonvillagehall.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Bradford Family Film Festival 2016 – Its a wrap! see you next year!

Bradford Family Film Festival 2016 has been a huge success, with people from all corners of Bradford gathering to enjoy a selection of popular family films as diverse as the audience watching them! The weather was on our side for outdoor screenings in City Park – an irresistible picnic opportunity for many – and those held at smaller venues around the Bradford area were similarly successful. Viewing numbers in their hundreds were matched by glowing praise from festival-goers and the enthusiasm of excited children eagerly waving at the Big Screen audience cam. Bring on 2017!

For a full overview, click here: http://www.bradford-city-of-film.com/its-a-wrap/


Running throughout the month of August the Bradford Family Film Festival brings a wide range of screenings and events for families to enjoy. From large-scale, free outdoor screenings in City Park to workshops and hands-on events across the Bradford District we’ve got it covered.

These NoSCI Plasma Screenfilms are kindly supported by the Northern School of Creative Industries – see here for more information

Wed 3 August 2016 — Alvin & the Chipmunks — Road Chip 

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Kicking off in style we hit the road with your favourite fur balls in the funniest Alvin and the Chipmunks ever! Alvin, Simon and Theodore race to Miami on a wild road trip but their jaunt soon takes a nutty detour, leading to hilarious highway hijinks and music-packed adventures across the country.

Extra activity brought to you  between 12:30-3:00pm

 Lego workshops based on Pokemon characters  for all the family to enjoy.

Children must not be left unattended.

 

Wed 10 Aug — Cars

Screening time 11am

cars-movie-disney-pixar_largeRevving us towards the Bradford Classic we revisit this Disney/ Pixar classic. While traveling to California for the dispute of the final race of the Piston Cup against The King and Chick Hicks, the famous Lightning McQueen accidentally damages the road of the small town Radiator Springs and is sentenced to repair it. Lightning McQueen has to work hard and finds friendship and love in the simple locals, changing its values during his stay in the small town and becoming a true winner.

Extra activity brought to you by the outdoor play team between 12:30-3:00pm

Bouncy castle , giant games, cardboard city and messy play

Children must not be left unattended.

Wed 17 Aug — Rio 2

Screening time 11am

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It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Extra activity brought to you by the outdoor play team between 12:30-3:00pm

Spider mountain, giant games, cardboard city and messy play

Children must not be left unattended.

This screening is connected to the amazing exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum – Beastly Machines – Kinetic Sculptures by Johnny White – click HERE for full details 

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Wed 24 Aug — Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ for short)

Screening time 11am

BollywoodWe are delighted to bring you one of the most popular and longest running Bollywood films of all time. Raj and Simran meet on a trip to Europe. After some initial misadventures, they fall in love. The battle begins to win over two traditional families.

With great support from Asian Sunday and Yash Raj Films.

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Extra activity brought to you by the outdoor play team between 12:30-3:00pm

Bungee trampolines, giant games, cardboard city and messy play

Children must not be left unattended.

Wed 31 Aug

Special double bill kindly supported by Arriva Yorkshire

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Screening time 11am

Minions“Minions” begins at the dawn of time…as the loveable yellow creatures evolve through the ages perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters–from T. rex to Napoleon–the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But Kevin the Minion has a plan and alongside fellow minions Stuart and Bob set out into the world to find a new boss….

 

Big Hero 6

Screening time 12:45

BH6_Hiro_and_Baymax_PosterThe special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

 

 

 

 

 

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The following films and events are free but tickets still need to be booked via the Bradford Playhouse box office – please see here 

Saturday 13th August 2016 Button Mash & Short Circuit 2 (Kenneth Johnson) 1988 (Free Event) 2pm

SC2 coverWe are heading back to retro tech.  Showing “Johnny Five is Alive” Short Circuit 2 comedy, The Button Mash collective will be bringing a special one off  1990’s Button Mash Event: In an Era of Crystal Maze, The Games Master and Sonic the Hedgehog mania. Will you be able to complete against family and friends with some of the Tech and games from this classic Button Mashing era?

 

Saturday 20th August 2016 – Escape from the Invisible Zoo & Rio (Carlos Saldanha) 2011 (Free) 2pm Synopsis For: Escape from the Invisible Zoo:

rioWe have an emergency! The  last Invisible Zoo was supposed to be showcasing its exhibits…BUT THE ANIMALS HAVE ESCAPED!!!!! We are going to need MANY, MANY  children to help lure them back into their cages. DON’T PANIC! We can do this!  The rabbits are easy, we just need some carrots…but how do we get the Lions in before they find the  Hot Dog stand? THEY LOVE HOT DOGS.

Our roaming, immersive theatre piece involves groups of children and families working directly with our actors. Using their collective imagination, testing their knowledge of animals to create plans, complete tasks and help bring the escaped animals home….. Let’s just hope no one gets eaten….

FILM SCREENINGS AT BRADFORD MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

THURSDAY 4TH AUGUST 2016 – SHAUN THE SHEEP

BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM 11AM 

£2 in advance or £3 on the day.  Book early by phoning 01274 435900

shaun-the-sheep_onward_journey_image_bidShaun the Sheep thinks and acts like a person in a barnyard, which usually gets him into trouble. The farmer’s sheepdog, Bitzer, tries to keep Shaun and his friends out of trouble. The farmer is oblivious to the humanlike features of his flock, who are like one big, happy family.

Full details HERE

This screening is connected to the amazing exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum – Beastly Machines – Kinetic Sculptures by Johnny White – click HERE for full details 

 

THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST 2016ALICE IN WONDERLAND

CLIFFE CASTLE MUSEUM – KEIGHLEY 10.30AM & 1PM – FREE

Alice-PNG-alice-in-wonderland-33922018-444-800The original Disney classic screened in the fabulous setting of Cliffe Castle Museum. You can also join Alice on her adventures through Cliffe Castle, as she tries to find the White Rabbit.

Things will become curiouser and curiouser as you journey around the museum. Items from the collections of Bradford Museums and Galleries will help you unlock the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with key characters popping up along the way. There will be plenty of surprises in store including felted creatures created by Malachai Beesley and peculiarly small gardens made by Isobel Cortese. Full details HERE

Film Screening at Eccleshill Mechanics Institute

 

Thursday 18th August 2016  – Paddington –  1pm – £3 advance £4 on the door

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After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed “Paddington” for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins)