Roald Dahl on Film – 100 years of Roald Dahl

Fans of all ages will be able to relive their most magical memories this year, as Roald Dahl’s films are brought to life on the big screen, here in North Wales.

To celebrate Roald Dahl 100 – the centenary year of Roald Dahl’s birth, TAPE Community Music and Film and Afasic Cymru are participating in a family-friendly film programme that will celebrate the world’s number one storyteller, born in 1916. See below for full details of screenings and activities.


We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film with this extra special screening of the family favourite, Matilda. This ‘Scratch ‘n’ Sniff’ event invites the audience to fully immerse themselves, awake the senses and smell along with the movie. Now you can join Matilda as she whips up a batch of pancakes and cheer on Bruce as he struggles with that giant chocolate cake; dive in to the magic of the movies!

We will be working with the school to develop activities and entertainment ahead of the event.

Ysgol Bryn Elian playing fields, Windsor Dr, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd LL29 8HU
new date tbc, event starts at 6:00pm. Film to start at 7.30pm.
Strictly advance bookings only

Previous Roald Dahl on Film Events:

Outdoor cinema Day: 20th August 2016

mrfox2We’re delighted to announce that we will be taking part in Roald Dahl on Film this summer. On Saturday 20th August we will be celebrating the world’s number one storyteller by bringing the magic of his films Fantastic Mr Fox back to the big screen. Come and join us as we celebrate Roald Dahl 100!

The day has been programmed with lots of fun activities, stop motion animation workshops, mask making, and other activities during the course of the day.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang mini ‘drive-thru’ – with box-car making workshop


Did you know that Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
In honour of Roald Dahl’s centenary, there will be a mini ‘drive thru’ in our indoor cinema, where children will be invited to create their own ‘box-cars’ using cardboard boxes, which they can then sit in to watch the classic movie ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.
The box-car workshop plus screening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will run from 3pm till 5.30pm.

Spaces are strictly limited so you will need to book a slot if you wish to take part. Recommended age is 11 and under.

Book tickets for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang here:


Stop-Motion Animation workshops


Did you know that Fantastic Mr Fox was created using stop-motion animation tecniques?
We will be running two, 2 hour stop-motion animation workshops where you can bring your creations to life.  Booking is essential, and recommended age range is from 8 to 18 years.

Book places on our animation workshop here:

AM session: 11am – 1pm

PM session:  4pm – 6pm

Fantastic Mr Fox Outdoor Cinema Event – NEW DATE 2ND SEPT 2016

Good news! We have managed to secure another date! The new date for the outdoor screening of Fantastic Mr Fox is now Friday 2nd September 2016.

The film will start at 8pm, and we will have circus skills workshops and mask making fun prior to the movie starting.

All existing bookings will stand for the new date, but we do request that if you are not able to make it to the new date, please cancel your tickets, either by contacting us or through your eventbrite booking so that we can offer your tickets to families on our waitlist.

Fingers crossed the weather stays pleasant this time!
Be sure to follow our new event page to stay up to date with announcements in the run up to the event:

More information and advice about attending one of our outdoor cinema events plus terms and conditions the day can be found here.

Min Y Don Park, Berthes Rd, Old Colwyn, LL29 9SD
FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016.  Film to start at 8pm.
Strictly advance bookings only.

James bond: You only live twice

Roald Dahl gained infamy as a writer of children’s stories, but did you know he was involved in many other areas?

For a brief period in the 1960s, Dahl wrote screenplays. Two, the James Bond film You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, were adaptations of novels by Ian Fleming.

Come and celebrate the life and works of this phenomenal writer with our special screening of You Only Live Twice – one day only, here at TAPE.

TAPE Community Music and Film, Berthes Rd, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd LL29 9SD
Thursday 1st September, 1:30pm.
Advance bookings only – contact TAPE for tickets:

The project is taking place with the support of the BFI (British Film Institute), which has awarded National Lottery funding, and in collaboration with the Roald Dahl Estate, which is marking the centenary with the Roald Dahl 100, a year packed full of exciting surprises and treats.

To find out more, visit: