Following record-breaking seasons at Halloween and Christmas, Cardiff Castle's Underground Cinema re-opens just in time for awards season and half term! Experience classic films in the castle's historic undercroft. The first batch of titles are below, and there may be more surprises to come!
Head for the main castle gate when you arrive, and staff will point you towards the undercroft. You don't need to pay an additional entry fee to the castle if you're just watching a film. We may have to ask for ID to comply with BBFC ratings. Children under 2 will not need a ticket but won't be allocated a seat. Refreshments will be on sale in the undercroft bar, and the films will usually start very promptly!
10:45: THE IRON GIANT (PG)
The story of a boy and his unlikely friendship with a massive alien robot, based on the classic book by Ted Hughes, and featuring the unique voice of Vin Diesel.
An early classic from animator Brad Bird, the Oscar-winning director of The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
14:00: ISLE OF DOGS (PG)
Japan, 20 years from now: after all the dogs of Megasaki are suddenly banished to a remote island, one young owner sets out on a dangerous journey to retrieve his beloved pet Spots.
Another amazing animation from from Wes Anderson and the Oscar-nominated makers of Fantastic Mr Fox.
16:00: THE PRINCESS BRIDE (PG)
When a young boy has to stay home from school, his grandfather tells him the story of a farmhand called Wesley, a princess called Buttercup, the Dread Pirate Roberts, a friendly giant, a killer with six fingers on one hand and a swordsman sworn to revenge.
18:00: THE SIXTH SENSE (15)
"I see dead people"; A child psychologist encounters a troubled boy with a very unusual gift.
Starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, M. Night Shyamalan's spooky classic was nominated for 6 Oscars, including Best Picture, and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
20:00: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (15)
The surprising story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), two inmates serving life sentences inside Shawshank State Penitentiary.
One of the most beloved films of all time, The Shawshank Redemption was nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.