Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses


Friday 17th May, 2024

Birmingham Botanical Gardens | 19:30 - 23:00

If you’ve got a taste for terror… Take Carrie to the prom.

Upping the stakes after last year’s Little Shop of Horrors screening, we’re bringing the frights back to the Botanical Gardens for an immersive viewing of horror classic, Carrie (1976).

Based on Stephen King’s debut novel and still as scary as it was nearly 50 years ago, Carrie is the outcast who gets pushed one step too far by her bullying classmates, maniacal mom and the magnificently chinned John Travolta. But when it comes to teenage telekinetic terrors, if you eff around, you find out.

Join us in the ballroom before the screening for drinks and high school hijinx (prom dress optional), then set out your blanket or camping chairs in the beautiful-by-day, eerie-by-night surroundings of Botanical Gardens.

Oh - and do stay safe on your walk back to the car, won’t you.

We'll also be screening The Rage: Carrie 2, with the folks over at Evolution of Horror.


What should I bring with me?
Please bring your booking confirmation ticket with you for admission purposes. This can be shown on your mobile phone. All guests listed on your ticket must arrive together. We advise guests to bring a torch with them as areas of the gardens can be a little dark. We also advise sensible footwear to be worn and suitable clothing for the weather. Seating will not be provided so please bring picnic blankets and/or camping chairs. Tents are not allowed.

How do I get there?
Botanical Gardens is easily accessible by bus, tram (8 minute walk) or train (20 minute walk). We advise travel via public transport where possible, however there is a car park at the Botanical Gardens for those who are driving, which is available on a first come first served basis.

More information can be found on the Botanical Gardens website.

What time does it start?
Doors open at 7.30pm, with the film starting around 9.00pm. Before the film there will be live music, food and drink and a chance to wander around the beautiful gardens (please note: some areas will not be accessible).

What time does it finish?
The event is expected to finish around 11pm.

What happens if it rains?
The event will go ahead whatever the weather. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-EXCHANGEABLE.

Will there be food and drink available to buy?
Refreshments will be available to purchase during the evening. You are welcome to bring your own picnics too.

Are pets allowed?
Only assistance animals are allowed access to the site.

Is it suitable for children?
No, the film is rated 18.

Can I smoke at the event?
No. This site is strictly non-smoking and no vaping.

Dir: Brian De Palma
USA 1976
98 mins
Cert: 18

Doors: 19:30
Screening starts: 21:00

Content warnings: Blood, Death or dying, Scenes of a Distressing Nature

Seating will not be provided so please bring picnic blankets and/or camping chairs. Tents are not allowed.

A limited number of Solidarity tickets (Free) are available for every event at the festival. Head to our FAQs page for more details.

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