City Gallery

Past event

Once upon a Book: Holiday Movies for Kids Week Two

Monday 15 – Friday 19 July, 2pm

Free film screenings for kids every weekday during the July School Holidays. Presented in partnership with Square Eyes Film Foundation.

These July school holidays we're delighted to share a collection of films based on much-loved books. Come and join us for ten page-to-screen adaptations and see your favourite literary pals and worlds up on the big screen.

Week one offers titles best suited for our youngest friends with week two offering films for slightly older kiddos.

All sessions are free, no bookings. We recommend arriving early to secure your seat. Doors open 1.45pm for 2pm sessions (the Gallery opens at 10am).

Week one (July 8–12) screenings start 11am, best suited for age 4+.
Week two (July 15–19) screenings start 2pm , best suited for age 8+.

Monday 15 July, 2pm | The Wizard of Oz
We’re off to see the wizard! An absolute masterpiece whose ground-breaking visuals and deft adaptation of L. Frank Baum's original story are still every bit as resonant as they were when first seen on the big screen all those many years ago.
Dir. Victor Fleming | 1939 |G (contains mild fantasy threat and scary sequences) |102min.

Tuesday 16 July, 2pm | Ernest and Celestine
A gruff bear and an artistically inclined mouse become best friends in this exquisitely drawn Oscar®-nominated animated feature. Based on the stories and gorgeous watercolour illustrations of the late Belgian artist Gabrielle Vincent, this is an endearing tale of self expression and unlikely friendship.
Dir. Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner | 2012 | G (contains mild threat and very mild bad language) | 76min

Wednesday 17 July, 2pm | Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
This mischievous double bill, based on Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake's rhymes, presents fairy tales as you've never seen them before. The stories of Snow White, Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella are mixed together and served with a delightful, slightly naughty twist, complete with sardonic wit and dark edges.
Dir. Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh | 2016 | PG (contains mild threat and comic violence) | 58min

Thursday 18 July, 2pm | Hugo
A wily and resourceful kid sets out on a quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father. Legendary storyteller Martin Scorsese’s 1930s-set adaptation of Brian Selznick's Caldecott-winning novel is an extravagant, elegant fantasy that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema.
Dir. Martin Scorsese | 2011 | G (contains mild scenes of danger) | 126min

Friday 19 July, 2pm | Fantastic Mr. Fox
Visionary director Wes Anderson's stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic story is just as the title suggests. A touching, funny, magically absurd, and, at the same time, pointedly real story about how all of us are pretty fantastic, given our individual skills and talents.
Dir. Wes Anderson | 2009 | PG (contains coarse language) | 87min

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