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King Kong (1933) plus Workshop with Jim Parkyn

King Kong (1933) plus Workshop with Jim Parkyn PG

Pre Film Workshop: Stop-animation with Aardman animator Jim Parkyn.

Running our stop motion workshop is the fantastic Jim Parkyn, who made Shaun the Sheep for Aardman, and those Creature Comforts animals. Using his own (washable) plasticine, he will show us how to make giant apes and then pit them against…Dinosaurs! Using all of the creations made that day we will make our very own stop motion movie.

Following the workshop we'll be showing the classic 1933 film, King Kong.

The 1933 King Kong is a classic in stop-motion animation, both mirroring the preoccupation of the time (it was released at the height of the Great Depression) and transcending them. It is preceded by a workshop with Aardman animator Jim Parkyn who made Shaun of the Sheep.

DIRECTOR: Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack
CAST: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot
RUN TIME: 96 mins

Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8.50
Children: £5
Footlights: Discount Applies

A £1.50 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices


1933 in America was the darkest period of the Great Depression with 25% of the workforce out of work, and cinemas suffering too. Along came King Kong – the vision of Merian C Cooper – which sold out screenings across the country. Cooper had become fascinated by great apes at the age of 6 when his uncle gave him a book by one of the African continent’s early explorers, Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa.