Largest inflatable screen is coming to Bradford's City Park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Inflatable Cinema © Tim Pearce, courtesy of Cambridge Film Projects The Inflatable Cinema © Tim Pearce, courtesy of Cambridge Film Projects

The UK’s largest inflatable cinema screen is coming to Bradford’s City Park, showing animated films for family audiences.

The first screening will be Coraline, ahead of a guest appearance by the US creators of the film at next month’s Bradford Animation Festival.

The inflatable screen, called the Air Screen, is 50ft by 25ft and will be provided by the Cambridge Film Trust. The screenings are by City Park Events and the National Media Museum.

Coraline follows the adventures of a young girl who finds the sinister secrets of another world.

The screening is free and will be followed by other free screenings of films highlighted during the city’s animation festival.

David Wilson, director of Bradford City of Film said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Bradford to celebrate film on a large scale in City Park. This is a film that all the family can enjoy.”

Mark Shapiro, from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline, will be at the animation festival (BAF) giving a behind-the-scenes look at the US studio's latest feature animation, ParaNorman, which was one of this summer’s blockbusters.

He said: “We are thrilled to bring Coraline to Bradford.”

Other BAF guests include Will Becher, creative chief from Aardman Animations, the Bristol-based studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit series and family movie The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. The BAF Kids strand offers families chance to catch the latest animated films from around the globe, alongside an inspiring selection of screenings from young animators. A series of workshops included an opportunity to following in the footsteps of Aardman by creating clay characters and a mini animated adventure.

This year’s BAF Game offers young gaming fans chance to experiment with computer programming and papercraft videogame modelling in a warm-up weekend from November 10 - 11.

l Bradford Animation Festival runs at the National Media Museum from November 13 to 17. Tickets are available on 0844 856 3797 or baf.org.uk.

Coraline will be screened on Saturday, October 27, from 6.30pm ahead of other screenings of animated shorts.

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7:27am Thu 11 Oct 12

angry bradfordian says...

David Wilson, director of Bradford City of Film said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Bradford to celebrate film on a large scale in City Park."

It's an opportunity to sit in front of Britain's largest dilapidated cinema, Not sure how much of a large scale celebration that should be!
David Wilson, director of Bradford City of Film said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Bradford to celebrate film on a large scale in City Park." It's an opportunity to sit in front of Britain's largest dilapidated cinema, Not sure how much of a large scale celebration that should be! angry bradfordian

7:27am Thu 11 Oct 12

Joedavid says...

Shame the Odeon not restored back to the New Victoria yet as it would have made a great venue for this with 3000+ seated in comfort and not stood out in the cold and possible rain.
Shame the Odeon not restored back to the New Victoria yet as it would have made a great venue for this with 3000+ seated in comfort and not stood out in the cold and possible rain. Joedavid

10:02am Thu 11 Oct 12

MaFt says...

Ooh, finally, a film-related event in the world's first City of Film...
Ooh, finally, a film-related event in the world's first City of Film... MaFt

10:04am Thu 11 Oct 12

airscreen says...

Take a look at www.airscreen.com to learn more about inflatable movie screens.
Take a look at www.airscreen.com to learn more about inflatable movie screens. airscreen

10:57am Thu 11 Oct 12

ANY WHERE BUT HERE says...

There will be no one there, they will all be in Leeds at the NEW Topshop. Remember what town centre's are for Bradford council. The city is'nt ready for the cherry on top, the cake hasn't been built yet.
There will be no one there, they will all be in Leeds at the NEW Topshop. Remember what town centre's are for Bradford council. The city is'nt ready for the cherry on top, the cake hasn't been built yet. ANY WHERE BUT HERE

11:14am Thu 11 Oct 12

bcfc1903 says...

I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..
I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district.. bcfc1903

11:26am Thu 11 Oct 12

BigFigure says...

Inflated by plenty of hot air from our regular correspondents, no doubt
Inflated by plenty of hot air from our regular correspondents, no doubt BigFigure

11:34am Thu 11 Oct 12

A Casual Observer says...

It's the hardly the time of year to be hanging around outdoors for a couple of hours, it'll be freezing!
It's the hardly the time of year to be hanging around outdoors for a couple of hours, it'll be freezing! A Casual Observer

12:09pm Thu 11 Oct 12

wrongsideofthetracks says...

Inflated screen, inflated egos!
Inflated screen, inflated egos! wrongsideofthetracks

12:33pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Pity poor Bfd! says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..
Gosh! - what do you find to buy in Bradford?
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..[/p][/quote]Gosh! - what do you find to buy in Bradford? Pity poor Bfd!

1:23pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Avro says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..
A once great City and clearly you don't go shopping!
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..[/p][/quote]A once great City and clearly you don't go shopping! Avro

7:05pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..
Hollywood and the Cannes film festival have nothing on Bradford do they.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..[/p][/quote]Hollywood and the Cannes film festival have nothing on Bradford do they. Thee Voice of Reason

8:34pm Thu 11 Oct 12

ravacity says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..
how dare you be so positive about bradford this site is for moaning bradford haters only,think on next time
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'll be there in UNESCO's First City of Film with my wife and kids along with no doubt thousands of others. Leeds, great city but we've never shopped there and never will. Bradford is also a great city, and we do all our shopping in it's city centre and district..[/p][/quote]how dare you be so positive about bradford this site is for moaning bradford haters only,think on next time ravacity

11:17pm Thu 11 Oct 12

basil fawlty says...

Well done Bradford for continuing to put on these amazing events. It's just what the city centre needs and Bradford's reputation as a place worthy of a visit is being slowly restored.
Well done Bradford for continuing to put on these amazing events. It's just what the city centre needs and Bradford's reputation as a place worthy of a visit is being slowly restored. basil fawlty

11:42pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Rambo says...

"UNESCO's First City of Film"

Yeah, what exactly has been going on film-wise in the several years since that 'accolade' was awarded? The film festival doesn't count as that was already going.

That 'accolade' stands for absolutely nothing. Its just an hoary title (and thats being polite) that has led to very little if anything.

Prove me wrong people.
"UNESCO's First City of Film" Yeah, what exactly has been going on film-wise in the several years since that 'accolade' was awarded? The film festival doesn't count as that was already going. That 'accolade' stands for absolutely nothing. Its just an hoary title (and thats being polite) that has led to very little if anything. Prove me wrong people. Rambo

9:05am Fri 12 Oct 12

whoflungdung says...

Anyone remember years ago the giant inflatable santa that used to hang of the town hall clock????!!
Anyone remember years ago the giant inflatable santa that used to hang of the town hall clock????!! whoflungdung

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