Take 2: Welsh historic landmarks to host sequel to sell-out pop-up cinema screenings

Friday 10 October 2014

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Above: Get a flavour of Cadw's Pop-Up Cinema events by watching our videos from early 2014.

After a sell-out debut earlier this year, Cadw has announced plans to host a sequel of pop-up cinema screenings at some of Wales’s most impressive monuments this autumn.

Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, is again partnering with Chapter Arts Centre to host a series of unique events that include a drive-in showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the grounds of Raglan Castle and a screening of Frankenstein in the Great Hall of Caerphilly Castle.

Eye-catching surroundings, live soundtrack performances and striking special effects will help create a complete cinematic experience for moviegoers as classics of the silver screen play out in the impressive shadows of Caerphilly Castle (24-25 Oct), Castell Coch (14-15 Nov) and Raglan Castle (22 Nov).

The Chapter Arts Centre pop-up cinema events will run at Cadw sites for the second time this year and this time promises to be bigger than before.

At Raglan Castle, visitors will be able to tune their car radios into a chosen frequency for an authentic drive-in experience while the castle will be lit using special effects to set the scene – fancy dress is encouraged!

Families can enjoy Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory – the 1971 re-telling of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book– in Wales’s own fairytale castle Castell Coch and in the imposing setting of Caerphilly Castle’s Great Hall.

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “It is important to build on the success of the first pop-up cinema events to continue to bring in new audiences and increase appreciation of Cadw’s historic sites.

“By staging classic films within the setting of some of Wales’s most impressive monuments, we bring together heritage and the arts – this made for a sell-out combination earlier this year and we hope to see a repeat performance this autumn.”

Claire Vaughan, Cinema Programme Manager at Chapter Arts Centre added: “We are excited to bring a new collection of films to Cadw Film Nights with Film Hub Wales, as part of the BFI SciFi season, where we get to explore other worlds and alternative futures”

“These historic and spectacular Cadw sites will provide the perfect scenery for some of the most treasured and spine-tingling films ever made where we will create an immersive experience of science fiction fantasia.”

Tickets are £6 for family-friendly afternoon events and £12/£10 for evening screenings. They can be purchased at www.chapter.org or by calling 02920 304 400.

Event Listings

Family Pop-Up Cinema at Caerphilly Castle — Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (24 October — 5.00pm) and The Wizard of Oz (25 October — 5.00pm)

Pop-Up Cinema at Caerphilly Castle — Frankenstein (24 October — 8.00pm) and Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (25 October — 8.00pm)

Family Pop-Up Cinema at Castell Coch — Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (14 November — 5.00pm) and The Wizard of Oz (15 November — 5.00pm)

Pop-Up Cinema at Castell Coch — Frankenstein (14 November — 8.00pm) and Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (15 November — 8.00pm)

Family Pop-Up Cinema at Raglan Castle — Time Bandits (22 November - 5.00pm)

Pop-Up Cinema at Raglan Castle — The Rocky Horror Picture Show (22 November - 8.00pm)