Peter Lord on the original King Kong

Peter Lord - Aardman's Creative Director and Co-owner - will introduce our screening of King Kong. Check out his reasons for coming to see it in the video below...

Monsters don’t get much bigger or better than King Kong, and as part of this year’s Cinema Rediscovered we’re putting him back on the big screen where he belongs.

The classic film follows documentary film producer Carl Denham and his crew as they journey to Skull Island and encounter the mighty ape. After taking a shine to Denham‘s leading lady, Kong battles through a mix of terrifying beasts to prove his love for her, culminating in the now iconic scene on top of the Empire State Building.

We’re screening the film on Sat 29 July at 11:30 with an introduction from Aardman’s Creative Director and Co-owner, Peter Lord. Peter loves King Kong so much he even gave us a video packed full of compelling reasons to come along to see it - find out why you should be heading our way below.

But there’s more! Before the screening we’re hosting a FREE drop-in workshop in which we’ll be making King Kong masks in our Café/Bar between 10:00 and 12:00. Perfect for any (mini) giant apes, and families are most welcome (just remember the film starts at 11:30).

Cinema Rediscovered brings the classics and rarities of old back onto the big screen. We have a huge programme this year that spans several UK premieres, beautiful digital restorations, a behind the scenes projection tour here at Watershed, and lots more. Explore the festival page and buy tickets on our website.

Posted on Mon 12 Jun 2017.