James & The Giant Peach at Arnos Vale Cemetery

Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 45 mins
Child and Concession prices also available

What you'll do

Join Bristol Film Festival in Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol’s very own necropolis, for two nights of screenings dedicated to two of the great directors of dark fantasy, Guillermo Del Toro and Henry Selick! Enter this fascinating space after hours, get a drink from the pop-up bar, then make your way to the beautiful Anglican Chapel to take your seat, and enjoy the show in this unique venue.

The first screening is Selick’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of James and the Giant Peach; the film faithfully captures the giddy (and sometimes macabre) atmosphere of Roald Dahl’s original novel, which turns 60 this year!

ABOUT THE FILM 1996 | U | 79 mins

After dropping magical crocodile tongues in his garden, young orphan James is amazed when they produce a tree bearing a gigantic peach. He discovers that it is inhabited by several anthropomorphic insects, and escapes his cruel aunts ‘aboard’ the peach with these peculiar new friends – but James’ adventure has only just begun…

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What you'll do

Join Bristol Film Festival in Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol’s very own necropolis, for two nights of screenings dedicated to two of the great directors of dark fantasy, Guillermo Del Toro and Henry Selick! Enter this fascinating space after hours, get a drink from the pop-up bar, then make your way to the beautiful Anglican Chapel to take your seat, and enjoy the show in this unique venue.

The first screening is Selick’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of James and the Giant Peach; the film faithfully captures the giddy (and sometimes macabre) atmosphere of Roald Dahl’s original novel, which turns 60 this year!

ABOUT THE FILM 1996 | U | 79 mins

After dropping magical crocodile tongues in his garden, young orphan James is amazed when they produce a tree bearing a gigantic peach. He discovers that it is inhabited by several anthropomorphic insects, and escapes his cruel aunts ‘aboard’ the peach with these peculiar new friends – but James’ adventure has only just begun…

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Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly (0-16)
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

All guidelines in place at the time of your experience will be adhered to.

On the day

This film is rated U for Universal.

No parking at Arnos Vale Cemetery unless disabled access required. Nearby street parking may be available.

Bus services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop outside the Bath Road gates.

Bike racks can be found by the East Lodge and by the café in the Spielman Centre.

Please contact Bristol Film Festival for further information about accessibility at this venue.

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How to change dates
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About Bristol Film Festival

Bristol Film Festival was started by director Owen Franklin in 2015. The Festival provides an alternative experience for lovers of film and cinema, and celebrates the cultural landscape of his home city, Bristol.

The concept is simple: to bring classic films back to the big screen, in some of Bristol’s most iconic and interesting venues, including Bristol Museum, Clifton Observatory, Bristol Cathedral, and Redcliffe Caves.

The films and locations are carefully matched together, and involve unique immersive elements - whether it's live performers, tours of venues after hours, or themed wine tastings, you can expect to leave one of our events having had a film experience unlike any other!

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Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 45 mins
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.