Join us at a truly extraordinary setting as Darkened Rooms heads off to Caerphilly Castle.
Join us in truly extraordinary settings as we head off to Caerphilly Castle to continue our programme of site-specific screenings with Cadw and University of South Wales. There may be some warmth to be had in these tales of magic and mayhem but that won’t be enough to stave off the winter chill of these all-but outdoor screenings, so please dress warmly.
Caerphilly Castle: Young Frankenstein (PG)
17 November 8pm.
USA/1974/106mins/PG. Dir: Mel Brooks. With Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman
The American neurosurgeon grandson of the famous Baron von Frankenstein (“pronounced ‘Fronkensteen.’’) travels to Transylvania to prove that his family is not as insane as people believe. However, when he discovers grandfather’s diary he is determined to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor’s experiments. This classic Mel Brooks spoof is has it all: quotable lines, fantastically unhinged performances and even a tap-dance number.
Caerphilly Castle: King Kong (PG)
18 November 5.30pm
USA/1933/100mins/PG. Dir: Merian C Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack. With Fay Wray
When a film crew go to a tropical island for an exotic shoot they discover the colossal beast who takes a shine to their blonde film star. In the struggle for survival they must escape the jungle to get back to their base in New York, but is the modern city any safer from Kong? Join us for this special screening of the greatest movie monster of all time.
Caerphilly Castle: Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (15)
18 November 8pm.
UK/1976/137mins/PG. Dir: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot With: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
Bombastic and narcissistic, Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same is also one of the best concert films of the 1970s, capturing the greatest rock band in a decade in full flight at Madison Square Gardens in 1976. With interviews with band members, notorious ‘fantasy sequences’ and definitive versions of ‘Stairway to Heaven’, ‘Whole Lotta Love’, ‘Dazed and Confused’ and many more, this remains an essential document of an era when rock dinosaurs still walked the earth.
Tickets are also available from the Box Office on 029 2030 4400.
We aim to open doors 30mins prior to advertised start time, but these times may vary.
Dates, times and prices
17 Nov - 18 Nov 2017
Adult - £15.00 per film/y ffilm
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £12.00 per film/y ffilm
Facilities and information
- Disabled visitors can be dropped off by car at the main entrance
- Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
- Dogs on leads welcome
- No smoking
- A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility
- Please do not feed bread products to the birds. Bread is harmful to the birds.
- Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
- This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website
Postcode CF83 1JD
Road A468 (from Newport), M4 (J32), A470, A469 (from Cardiff).
Rail 1km/0.6mls Caerphilly, on the Cardiff-Bargoed Rhymney route.
Bus Opposite, Caerphilly/Islwyn No 26, Cardiff-Caerphilly/Tredegar.
Bike NCN Route No.4 (200m/219yards).
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.