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Type Events and festivals
Location
Royal Observatory
Date and Times Saturday 16 March 2024 | 6-8.30pm
Prices £10 Adult | £5 Child

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Silver Screen Science-Fiction Presents... Back To The Future

"Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"

"The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"

Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox, Stuart Little) is an ordinary 80s kid - skateboard, guitar, half-insane scientist friend with a time-travelling DeLorean. But when Doc. Brown's (Christopher Lloyd, Taxi) invention takes him back to before he was born, he risks his parents never meeting, erasing himself from existence. Can Marty put history back on track and get safely back to the future?

As part of British Science Week, which this year has the theme of 'Time', join us for a screening of this fantastic classic time-travel comedy in the unique venue of the Peter Harrison Planetarium.

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Film poster for Back To The Future. Marty McFly, a late teenage boy, is staring at his watch in surprise, next to the open door of a DeLorean car.

Important information

Doors and the café will open at 5.30pm.

The film will begin at 6pm with an expected end time of 8:30pm. Latecomers will be allowed admission into the film.

This film is rated PG for mild language and violence.

As this event will take place partly outside of Greenwich Park's opening hours, access to the site will be restricted. If you arrive before the park closes at 7pm then you can access the Observatory as normal. If arriving after this time, the park will only be accessible via St Mary's Gate in the northwestern corner of the park.

At the end of the event, exiting the Park, whether on foot or by car, will only be possible via St Mary's Gate at the northwestern end of the Park. As pedestrian access through the park is not permitted after closing time, pedestrians will be ferried to the gate via a minibus.

Please be aware that the minibus is not wheelchair accessible. If you have any concerns or need to make alternate arrangements, please contact Bookings at bookings@rmg.co.uk or call our Bookings team on 0208 312 6608.

Detailed access instructions will be attached with your ticket and are downloadable below. Please familiarise yourself with these instructions before travelling to the site.

Poster © Universal Pictures

Header image: The Veil Nebula, credits NASA

Plan your visit

Can children attend?

The film is rated PG for mild language and violence. As such it is unsuitable for young children. Please be aware that all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and their attendance is at their adult's discretion.

When should I arrive?

The film will begin at 6pm, but the cafe will be open from 5.30pm. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the film begins.

Getting here

I'm planning to drive to this event. Where do I park?

As the Park closes at 7pm, if you arrive before the event has begun, you can access the Park as normal. Once inside the Park, parking is available in front of the Observatory.

If arriving after the film has begun, access will only be possible from St Mary's Gate in the northwestern corner of the Park. Similarly, when the event ends, leaving the Park by car can only be completed via St Mary's Gate. See the access instructions above or attached to your ticket for more details.

I'm planning to walk/take public transport to this event. How do I get in after the Park has closed?

If arriving before the event has begun, the Park will be open as normal. As the Park closes at 7pm, access after this time will only be possible via St Mary's Gate at the northwestern corner of the Park.

A minibus will be operating that will take you from the gate to the Observatory. At the end of the evening, leaving the Park can only occur via St Mary's Gate and the minibus will again ferry you from the Observatory to the gate.

Please be aware that this minibus is not wheelchair accessible. If you have any concerns or need to make alternate arrangements, please contact Bookings at bookings@rmg.co.uk or call 0208 312 6608.

Walking through the Park after it has closed is not permitted. See the access instructions above or attached to your ticket for more details.

What happens if I am running late?

Access to the event will still be possible after the film has begun, however be aware that given the Park shuts at 7pm, access will only be possible via St Mary's Gate in the northwestern corner of the Park. See the access instructions above or attached to your ticket for more details.

Are companion/carer tickets available?

Companions to disabled visitors are entitled to free admission. These tickets can be selected online when booking any paid ticket.

Please be aware that wheelchair spaces in the Planetarium are limited. The minibus taking visitors from Greenwich Park gates to the Planetarium is also not wheelchair accessible. If you have any concerns or need to make alternate arrangements, please contact Bookings at bookings@rmg.co.uk or call 0208 312 6608.

I have another question.

Check our general planetarium show frequently asked questions here. If you're still not sure, call or email the Bookings team.

Call: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

Email: bookings@rmg.co.uk

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