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The BFG (PG)

Friday 29 July3pm, 5.45pm, 8.30pm
Saturday 30 July3pm, 5.45pm, 8.30pm
Sunday 31 July3pm, 5.45pm, 8.30pm
Monday 1 August2.15pm, 5.15pm
Tuesday 2 August3pm, 5.45pm, 8.30pm
Wednesday 3 August2.15pm, 5.15pm
Thursday 4 August3pm, 5.45pm, 8.30pm

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Directed by Steven Spielberg, UK/Canada/USA, 1hr 57mins

Starring Mark Rylance, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader and Rebecca Hall

One night, lonely orphan Sophie looks out of her window to see a giant loping down the street. He reaches out, picks her up and takes her away to his home in Giant Country. You might think that Sophie would be scared, but she is a girl full of courage and ideas. You might think that the giant would be scary, but actually he is a gentle and thoughtful giant, especially in comparison to the others such as Bonecruncher and Bloodbottler. Soon Sophie and the 'BFG' are friends, even though he speaks in a funny language called 'gobblefunk' and his favourite food is a stinky vegetable called a 'snozzcumber' – yuck! Together they set off on an adventure to Dream Country to try to catch and bottle some 'phizzwizards', otherwise known as the stuff that dreams are made of...

Based closely on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl, this is an adaptation for lovers of the original and a new generation. Sensitive to a child's point of view of the world, it's full of wonder, fun and amazing action sequences. What's more, it's directed by Steven Spielberg (his ET The Extra Terrestrial is one of the top family films of all time) with help from Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), whose WETA visual effects company used their cutting edge motion capture technology to bring Dahl's world of the giants so brilliantly to the screen.

"A huge treat for the whole family" - The Daily Mail

"Note-perfect. There's more magic in this world than we can possibly know" - The Daily Telegraph

"A big friendly giant of a film with boldness and sweep" - The Guardian