Silver Screen, Diamond Sky: Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest

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Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest Mockup with Bohemian Rhapsody illustration only
It’s summer, and the Hollywood blockbusters are due to dominate cinemas around the world. Meanwhile, summer also makes the best time to go camping and enjoy nature at its wildest.

But, between star gazing or gazing at stars, why choose? Why not both?

Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest

In the shopping promenade of Tatemachi Street, even a parking lot becomes a tourist attraction?!

Powered by the Kanazawa Film Festival, the brand new Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest sets out to make a movie experience that is both modern and nostalgic, with a little something extra.

From the Top of Tatemachi Parking, the open sky offers views of the setting sun’s light bouncing off the nearby mountain range. Lounging deck chairs are set out and frosty beer served on the 6 level. And each night, a double feature plays on a massive screen against the mid-summer night’s sky.

What’s showing?

Bohemian Rhapsody Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest showing © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Bohemian Rhapsody

A biographical film depicting the lead of the legendary rock band Queen with lead vocalist Freddie Mercury. The climactic Live Aid scene should be even more exciting screened under an open sky, as the night of this film’s showing will be the anniversary of that very event!

Disney's Dumbo (1941) showing at the Tatemachi Rooftop Film Festival in Kanazawa © 1941 Walt Disney Productions. All Rights Reserved.


The large-eared elephant named Dumbo was born in the circus. Having been separated from his mother, Dumbo goes out on a great adventure to find her again. This masterpiece is absolutely enjoyable whether as a parent or a child.

Big Trouble in Little China showing at the Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest in Kanazawa © 1986 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Big trouble in Little China

When truck-driver Jack’s fiancee is kidnapped in Chinatown, the world turns vile. A jet roller action masterpiece that pairs the best of ’80s camp with the worst of yellow peril, from evil magicians to all kinds of monsters, from underground labyrinths full of traps to the Chinese Mafia.

The original Predator showing at the Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest in Kanazawa © 1987 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


A U.S. military special unit running a guerrilla clean-up operation in the jungles of South America encounters an alien. Fight-to-the-death battle. The original first work of the popular series that continues today. A sci-fi horror action masterpiece where you can fully enjoy the appearance of a young Schwarzenegger (who still sports some of that ’80s baby fat… or at least as much as Arnold ever had).

SNEAK PREVIEW, tatemachi film festival


This show is a surprise! Even we don’t know what will show until it starts. The only hints we have is that this will be the first roof top showing in Japan for this film, and it’s from the 2000s.

July 12 – 14th, 2019


Tatemachi Parking Rooftop (7F, Entrance will be on 6F)
94-1 Tatemachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa


July 12th
18:30 (6:30 p.m.) Talkshow and Interviews
19:50 (7:50 p.m.) Sneak Preview

July 13th
19:20 (7:20 p.m.) Dumbo (1941)
21:00 (9:00 p.m.) Bohemian Rhapsody

July 14th
19:20 (7:20 p.m.) Predator (1978)
21:50 (9:50 p.m.) Big Trouble in Little China


SA: lounging deck chair, front half
B: standard chair, back half
Children 12 years and under are eligible for the Child’s Tickets for Dumbo

Single Showing Advance Ticket:
SA: ¥3,000
B: ¥2,000

Single Showing Same-Day Ticket:
SA: ¥3,500
B: ¥2,500

Double Feature (same night):
SA: ¥5,500
B: ¥3,500

Full Pass (all showings):
SA: ¥13,000
B: ¥8,000

Child’s Advance Ticket for Dumbo (1941):

Child’s Same-Day Ticket for Dumbo (1941):

Rain or shine. However, depending on the weather conditions, it is also possible to hold indoors under one floor. In that case, you will be notified on the “” website, SNS, etc. immediately before.

Sponsored by

Tatemachi Promenade Promotional Union

In partnership with

Eiga-no-kai Movie Association Institute

And supported by

Kanazawa City
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa Art Creation Foundation)
Hokkoku Shimbun
Downtown Kanazawa Town Development Council

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