Herstmonceux – Cinema under the Stars


Drive-In Screenings at The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

Join us for two nights of Cinema Under the Stars drive in Herstmonceux Observatory & Science Park.
Tickets include entrance to the Observatory domes and telescopes after the
screenings. Open until 11.00pm.

Enjoy 15% off Days of Fear and Wonder events.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (PG) Friday 3 October, 7.30pm

Dir: Byron Haskin. Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne. US 1953. 85mins

When Martians invade planet Earth, scientists race to find an effective weapon when the military proves helpless. One of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of the fifties, filmed in glorious three-strip Technicolor.

You can book tickets for this event via the Brighton University Online Shop

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (U) Saturday 4 October, 7.00pm

 Dir: Stanley Kubrick. Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Leonard Rossiter. UK 1968. 160 mins

Kubrick’s epic masterpiece regularly appears in ‘greatest films ever made’ polls selected by audiences and critics alike. A quest across space to unfold the mystery of a series of black monoliths that somehow link to the evolution of the human race. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a poetic mediation on evolution, artificial intelligence and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life.

You can book tickets for this even via the Brighton University Online Shop

Enjoy 15% off Days of Fear and Wonder events.

THE SCI-FI CINEMA TENT Saturday 4 October 11am – 5pm

Free entrance with admission to Herstmonceux Observatory & Science Park

Family Friendly Science Fiction Screenings in Herstmonceux Cinema Tent at the Observatory Science Centre
As part of the BFI’s nationwide celebration of Science Fiction Sci-Fi: Days Of Fear And Wonder. Film Hub South East, part of the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) is working with the team at Herstmonceux Observatory and as part of the ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ programme Saturday 4th October there will be a day of family friendly science fiction screenings and activities inside a special cinema tent. The programme includes:

11.00 am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm 
Interactive Film and Music Workshops: Sounds of the Future presented by Spacedog
Hear sounds that are out of this world as Spacedog play along to sci fi film on theremin, waterphone and robotic carillon – some of the strangest instruments on the planet. Find out how these musical curiosities work and maybe try one or two of them for yourself. All the films are silent wonders from the BFI National Archive and Screen Archive South East.

Daleks Invasion Earth 2050 AD 
The day will end with a screening of the classic Dr Who film Daleks Invasion Earth 2050 AD 

Normal science centre admission applies. No advance booking

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Presented by CINECITY and Film Hub South East in association with Herstmonceux Observatory and Science Centre as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder www.bfi.org.uk/sci-fi


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