Mara Wilson stars as Matilda, a brilliant, super clever girl neglected by her stupid, self-involved parents - one a crooked car dealer (Danny Devito, who also directed), the other a bingo junkie (Rhea Perlman). Ignored at home, Matilda escapes into a world of reading, exercising her mind so much she develops telekinetic powers. And it’s just as well: when she’s sent off to a horrid school headed by the sadistic, Olympic hammer-throwing Miss Trunchbull, her abilities mean she doesn’t have to get mad to get even. A delightful and funny tale that sees the world from a kid’s-eye view.
Smell your way through the film with specially commissioned cards from Scratch n’ Sniff Cinema. Your card is included with your cinema ticket - we’ll give them to you on the door.
- Join us in the cosy Book Den in the Café/Bar as we read aloud Roald Dahl's magical story Matilda, cover to cover in a day on Fri 12 Aug from 10:00 to 17:30. Featuring special guest readers, live illustrations by local artists, and BSL interpretation, this promises to be a unique celebration of the power of storytelling.