Silver Screen Science Fiction

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Adult: £12 | Concession: £10.80 | Child: £6
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Evenings and Lates
10% members discount

Enjoy screenings of cult and blockbuster sci-fi movies in our planetarium, followed by a short talk on the science behind the fiction by a Royal Observatory astronomer.


BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)
18 January | 6.45pm - 10pm | Peter Harrison Planetarium
Director Denis Villeneuve directs the sequel to the iconic science fiction thriller Blade Runner to stunning effect bringing new characters and old together in a visual masterpiece just as thought-provoking as its predecessor.
Thirty years after the events of the original, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) uncovers a secret that sets him on the path to find former blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who hasn't been seen in decades.  


Film runtime: 2hr 44m
Film Rating: 15
ZARDOZ (1974)
22 February | 6.45pm - 9pm | Peter Harrison Planetarium
In this psychedelic 70s science fiction film set in the distant future, savage humans called 'Brutals' live out lives separate to pampered human 'Eternals'. That is until Brutal Exterminator 'Zed' crosses the boundary and wreaks havoc in their paradise.


Film runtime: 1hr 45m
Film Rating: 15
21 March | 6.30pm - 9pm | Peter Harrison Planetarium
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise star in this novel time travel sci-fi romp. Public relations officer Cage (Cruise) tries to weasel out of action in a war with aliens and finds that rather than dying on the battlefield, he instead gets stuck in a time loop.


Film runtime: 1hr 53m
Film Rating: 12