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Classic Kids movies celebrate ‘young love’ as part of BFI Love Season

Posted on 08th November 2015 | Cinemagic News

Cinemagic presents five film events for children, families and young people celebrating the magical experiences of ‘first love’ portrayed through classic animations, traditional stories/folklore, and exciting adventures.

Love is in the air everywhere you look around Northern Ireland as BFI LOVE in partnership with Plusnet presents a series of big screen experiences to woo cinema audiences this autumn. Featuring films to fall in love with and films to break your heart, the BFI LOVE blockbuster season will truly be an affair to remember, running from October to December, through Film Hub NI’s network of venues and organisations.

Cinemagic will feature five film events for children, families and young people celebrating the magical experiences of ‘first love’ portrayed through classic animations, traditional stories/folklore, and exciting adventures. The selected films Beauty and the Beast (14 Nov, Queen’s Film Theatre), Lady and the Tramp (15 Nov, Queen’s Film Theatre), Cinderella (21 Nov, Queen’s Film Theatre), Tangled (22 Nov, Queen’s Film Theatre) and The Princess Bride (22 Nov Newcastle Community Cinema) will screen on two consecutive weekends this month.


Young film fans attending Beauty and The Beast and Cinderella will get the chance to participate in a ‘Once Upon A Time’ storytelling workshop, with local author and artist Stephen Randall Hall and those attending Lady and The Tramp and Tangled will put their creative spark to the test with a film poster design workshop with artist and illustrator, Jim Russell, before the films! 


From bijou pop-up screenings to special happenings, the participating BFI Film Audience Network venues in Northern Ireland are the QFT, Strand Arts Centre, The Black Box, Dungannon Film Club, Cinemagic, Take Over Film Festival and the Nerve Centre, as well as Love Coffee (Lurgan), Newcastle Community Cinema, Newry Film Club and The Braid Film Theatre (Ballymena).


Encompassing three key themes – The Power of Love, Fools for Love and Fatal Attractions – the BFI LOVE Blockbuster Season enables audiences to experience and share the multiple ways love has been presented in film on the big screen, whether they are newcomers to cinema or film-goers looking to expand their horizons.


This collaborative project curated by all regional Film Hub Lead Organisations across the BFI Film Audience Network delivers on the core network objectives of increasing and broadening audiences for international and British film, extending film choices for audiences across the UK and enhancing opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.


Book Tickets for the Cinemagic BFI Love films here


See the full listings  bfi.org.uk/love


Ends:// Press Information: Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press Officer, 028 90 311 900

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