Wales: Chapter, Cardiff 

Chapter: Roald Dahl on Film
Image: Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff)
Image: Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff)


Chapter’s season kicks off with the school summer holidays and the release of Entertainment One’s The BFG, which opens at Chapter on Friday 22 July. On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July, screenings of The BFG will feature some pre-screening treats, including a visit by the wonderful Guest Who, a fun, pop-up photo studio, complete with handmade backdrops and vintage and hand crafted props. There’ll also be fun drop-in workshops for families to dabble in dreams over the weekend. Explore the world of the BFG with friends and families and get into the spirit of the film before retreating to the cosy cinema and escaping to the world of the Big Friendly Giant.

August brings an interactive and fully immersive cinematic experience of childhood favourite Matilda, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. For this special event Chapter will be supplying Scratch ‘n Sniff cards to accompany the screenings. There’ll also be a week-long workshop in the form of Stinky Flicks, where young people can join in and create an interactive screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Look out for an array of screenings, inlcuding:


  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 6, 7 & 9 August with family activity day on the 9th, guaranteed to get the creative cogs turning.
  • Scratch ’n Sniff: Matilda, 12, 13 & 14 August.
  • James and the Giant Peach, 27, 28 & 30 August, with family activity pack available.
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 15 August & 19 September, part of Chapter 13 Cult Film Club.
  • Fantastic Mr Fox, 20, 21 & 23 August, 14 September. Join Mr Fox and the gang, with a special film activity day for 9-12 year olds on the 23rd and school workshops available in September.
  • The Witches, 1-4 September (Date TBC). Screenings of the spooky story of The Witches at Chapter – pillows to hide behind not provided!
  • You Only Live Twice, 4 & 6 September. Did you know Dahl wrote the screenplay for the 1967 movie? Catch the Bond classic on the big screen once again.
  • Tales of the Unexpected, 6 & 20 September. Catch two episodes in these free screenings as part of Chapter 13 Cult Film Club.
  • Gremlins, 10 & 11 September. The Gremlins is a children's book, written by Roald Dahl and published in 1943. It was Dahl's first children's book, and was written for Walt Disney Productions, as a promotional device for a feature-length animated film that was never made.
  • Night Digger, 11 & 13 September. Join Chapter for special showings of the 1971 thriller.
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 13 & 27 September. Reminisce on some classic Hitchcock at the free Chapter 13 Cult Film Club.
  • 36 Hours, 18 & 20 September. Catch the suspense film based on Dahl’s short story ‘Beware of the Dog’.
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 24 & 25 September. Settle down to watch this truly scrumptious family favourite – did you know Dahl created the character of the child-catcher? The whole family can join in with the activity sheet!
  • Porco Rosso, 24 & 25 September. Try something new with our screening of this Japanese animated comedy adventure.
  • Four Rooms, 25 & 27 September. Enjoy a showing of the 1995 comedy, inspired by Dahl’s short stories.

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Chapter is an ambitious, multi-artform cultural space based in Cardiff, Wales that presents and produces international art, performance and film alongside a dynamic social space.