Moonlight Flicks joins celebration of 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl #chesterculture

Storyhouse, producers of popular open air cinema season Moonlight Flicks, which will tour the region this summer have partnered with Film Hub Wales and Chapter to be part of Roald Dahl on Film, a major season taking place across nearly 50 other locations in the UK.

To celebrate the most magnificent storyteller, born in Cardiff in 1916, three films inspired by his children’s books have been added to the Moonlight Flicks schedule, family favourite Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Danny DeVito’s Matilda and 80’s cult classic Gremlins.

Alex Clifton, Artistic Director of Storyhouse, said “Roald Dahl is one of the greatest storytellers of all time so we are thrilled to be part of such an exciting programme marking his centenary. We all read his stories as children so it’s pretty wonderful to share them with the next generation, on a big screen, under the stars – magic!”

Also screening this summer is 80s classic Dirty Dancing, post-apocalyptic sci-fi Mad Max Fury Road, animated Oscar winner Inside Out, cult hit of 2015 Birdman, romantic drama Brooklyn, iconic road movie Thelma and Louise, tear jerker The Artist, all-time rom-com classic The Philadelphia Story and action adventure Jurassic World.

The Roald Dahl on Film project is led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter and supported by the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. It is taking part in collaboration with the Roald Dahl Estate, which is marking the centenary with the Roald Dahl 100, a year packed full of exciting surprises and treats.

Screenings for Moonlight Flicks take place at Chester’s Roman Garden, Ashton Park in West Kirby and Castle Park in Frodsham.img_0932

Moonlight Flicks
presented by Storyhouse
The Roman Gardens
5th July until 27th August 2016

 

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