Flatpack Festival
Film, and then some

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Sunday 22nd June, 2014

The Electric Cinema Screen 2 | 12:30

The classic family film that brought Rowland Emett’s contraptions and inventions to fame...

VanDykeVanDyke2dir. Ken Hughes (UK 1968, 142 mins)

As a complement to the previous day's walking tour, Emett’s Birmingham, we’ll be screening the classic family film that brought Rowland Emett’s contraptions and inventions to fame.

Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), a failed inventor, finally finds success with a magical car that flies, floats and even thinks. This delightful story follows Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Pott’s family as they embark upon adventures that take them to the sky, the sea and beyond!

The film will be preceded by the short film The Ditchling Tinkerer (1968) which focuses on Emett and his inventions that appear in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Tim Griffiths of the Rowland Emett Society will also give a brief introduction to the screening. Total duration: 165 minutes


This event is part of Love Architecture Festival, a programme of events taking place across June by RIBA West Midlands. The festival aims to celebrate architecture and the built environment whilst inspiring, informing and exciting people of all ages about the built environment. Festival activities will celebrate the amazing architecture and the buildings, streets and neighbourhoods all around us. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun through a range of action-packed events.

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