Join us at Millennium Point for a very special event to close this summer's The Big Read programme.

As well as marking the end of The Big Read, we will also be celebrating the centenary of much loved children's author Roald Dahl in the form a special, free admission, limited capacity, pop-up screening of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) in the huge atrium space here at Millennium Point.

The movie will be projected onto our 40 foot wide atrium screen; with the audience sat in relcining deackchairs and beanbags, and will be supported by two short films from our Words + Images shortfilm programme, as curated by Flatpack Projects.

The screening is limited to a capacity of 100 people, so make sure to register via the link below!


18:30 - Ticket desk open
19:00 - Short films curated by Flatpack Projects
19:15 - Main feature: Fantastic Mr Fox – PG – runtime 87 minutes
21:00 - Event ends

We’ve included some FAQ’s for the Fantastic Mr Fox screening below. If your query isn’t answered here, or you’d like more information, please either email [email protected] or call 0121 202 2200 and select option 1.

Screening FAQ's

What can I expect from this screening?

This is a pop-up screening event; it will take place in our central Atrium – with the film being shown on our 40ft projection screen which overlooks the central atrium space from above.

The seating provided will be a series of beanbags and deckchairs, so that the audience can recline to enjoy the film, which will be projected on the screen above the space.


Do I have to pay for a ticket?

No, the screening is completely free. This is because it is a partnership event, in part funded by Wild in Art to celebrate the closing of The Big Read and the launch of their new project for next year.


If it’s a free screening, why do I have to register?

Spaces for the screening are limited, so we’re asking people to register if they’re coming along so that we can make sure that there’s enough room for everyone who is attending.


Why is the screening limited capacity?

Although the screening is in an open public space, the location of the screen means that there is only a limited amount of space that will have a comfortable and uninterrupted view of the film.


What happens if I can’t make it?

If you’ve booked a ticket but are unable to attend, we’d be grateful if you could let us know by emailing [email protected] so that we can make your space available to someone else who would like to attend.


Will refreshments be available?

There are vending machines on-site where you’ll be able to purchase drinks and snacks, should you wish to. 


Can I bring my own food & drink?

You are welcome to bring drinks in plastic bottles, and any dry snacks such as crisps or pop-corn, but please don’t bring picnics, as space in the seating area is limited.


How do I get to Millennium Point, is parking available?

There is a council run pay-on-exit car park right next to us. All information on accessing Millennium Point and parking can be found here:


Is the film going to be shown in the former Giant Screen cinema/Imax?

No, this is an informal pop-up screening that will be shown on the large screen in our central Atrium space. See “What can I expect from this screening?” for more information.


What age groups is this film suitable for?

Fantastic Mr Fox is rated PG, which is classified by the BBFC as: “General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older […] but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.”


Do I have to book a ticket for my young child?

If your child will be occupying a seat, then please do book them a ticket. This just helps us make sure that there’ll be room for everyone, and that no-one misses out!


There are no tickets left! Can I still come along?

If you come along without registering your place we won’t be able to guarantee that you will have a comfortable view or appropriate vantage point for the film. 

If you’d like to be kept on a list in-case of any cancellations, please email [email protected] and we’ll make a note of your details and will contact you if any tickets become available. This list will be on a first-come first-served basis.


If the demand is high, will you put on another screening?

This particular screening is a very special event, held in collaboration with Wild in Art to celebrate the closing of The Big Read, and the launch of The Big Sleuth.

If you’d be interested in attending a similar pop-up screening event in the future, you can join our mailing list by emailing [email protected] - and we’ll keep you updated about all the exciting arts and cultural events we have coming up here at Millennium Point.

Booking for this event has now closed.