Pop up Cinema announced for Bradford Family Film Festival

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Visitors to the Oastler Shopping Centre can enjoy a summer of free film fun at a new pop-up cinema announced today as part of the Bradford Family Film Festival.

 Bradford Council’s Markets Team is to host the pop-up cinema, which will launch on Friday August 3 with a screening of the popular Disney classic, The Lion King.

Shoppers will be able to enjoy a free screening every Friday at 11am throughout August. Titles include the 1960’s classic The Jungle Book, Aardman animation’s Shaun the Sheep and some exciting Pixar animation shorts.

Festival organisers at Bradford UNESCO City of Film are delighted to welcome Bradford Markets as a new partner this year.

Director of Bradford UNESCO City Of Film, David Wilson said: “It’s fantastic to be bringing cinema to the heart of the market space at the Oastler Shopping Centre. We’ve worked with the markets team to bring a selection of great family movies and animation shorts which have broad appeal so there’s something for everyone.”

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning & Transport for Bradford Council said: “We’re delighted to be taking part in the Bradford Family Festival for the first time. We hope stall holders and shoppers alike will drop in and enjoy some of the fabulous family films we have on offer.”

Other festival venues include the Big Screen in City Park, The IMAX at Picturehouse Bradford and the Light Cinema, 22-33 Broadway, Bradford. To see the full programme of films and documentaries on offer throughout August visit the website http://www.bradford-city-of-film.com/big-screen/family/

FILM LISTINGS

The Lion King (U) FREE

Friday 3 August – 11am: Bradford Markets pop-up cinema, Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street.

 A lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Pixar Short Films (U) FREE

Friday 10 August – 11am: Bradford Markets pop-up cinema, Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street.

Experience these masterpieces of storytelling from the creative minds that brought you Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and many more. With revolutionary animation, unforgettable music and characters, these dazzling short films have changed the face of animation.

Shaun the Sheep (U) FREE

Friday 17 August – 11am: Bradford Markets pop-up cinema, Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home

Pixar Short Films Collection 2 (U) FREE

Friday 24 August – 11am: Bradford Markets pop-up cinema, Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street.

Disney and Pixar present 12 short animation films packed with captivating characters and fantastic stories

The Jungle Book (U) FREE

Friday 31 August – 11am: Bradford Markets pop-up cinema, Oastler Shopping Centre, John Street.

In this 1967 Walt Disney classic animation based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, Mowgli, an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan. Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the “man village.” He braves the perils of the jungle helped along by characters, Bagheera the panther and Balloo the bear.

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