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Royal Observatory Greenwich To Show Special Screening Of THX-1138

THX-1138

From hot tubs to drive-ins, it seems the world of cinema screenings knows no bounds, so why not watch sci-fi classics on a screen usually reserved for the stars? London’s only planetarium at the Royal Observatory Greenwich is currently hosting a Silver Screen Sci-Fi Season playing cult films featuring deep space, dystopia and defective androids.

This month the observatory will be showing the futuristic Silent Running (1972) where all plant life on Earth has become extinct, save for a few specimens guarded by a botanist who refuses his order to destroy the precious cargo on his spacecraft.

http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/against-captains-orders


In July the animated thriller, A Scanner Darkly (2006), will be gracing their screens as Richard Linklater directs Keanu Reeves as an uncover cop in a future ravaged by mass drug addiction and excessive police surveillance. August and September showcase includes George Lucas’ THX-1138 (1971) and creator of Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton’s Westworld (1973).

Not only will there be the usual popcorn available to complete the experience, following the film there will be a talk from one of the Observatory’s very own astronomers on the science behind the film.

Silent Running (1972)
In a future where all plant life on Earth is extinct, a few specimens have been preserved aboard a spacecraft with the aim of one day returning them to the planet. When the resident botanist is given orders to destroy his life’s work, he rebels and begins a crusade to save the last of the Earth’s flora. Following the movie there will be a talk from one of our astronomers on the science behind the film.

Popcorn, confectionery, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the Planetarium foyer before the event.
Date:                     13 June 2015
Venue:                Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich
Time:                     19.00-21.00
Admission:          £8.00 adult | £7.00 concession | £5.50 child or guardian
Age:                       Suitable for all ages

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
In this animated science fiction thriller, Oscar winner and director of Boyhood, Richard Linklater adapts Philip K. Dick’s dystopian tale of mass drug addiction and intrusive police surveillance. When an undercover cop goes searching for the source of a mysterious new drug, he finds himself losing his own identity along the way. Following the movie there will be a talk from one of our astronomers on the science behind the film.

Popcorn, confectionery, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the Planetarium foyer before the event.
Date:                     9 July 2015
Venue:                 Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich
Time:                     19.00-21.30
Admission:          £8.00 adult | £7.00 concession
Age:                       15+

THX-1138 (1971)
In a dystopian future where mankind’s emotions are controlled by forced medication, a man and woman rebel after committing the crime of falling in love. Following the movie there will be a talk from one of our astronomers on the science behind the film.

Popcorn, confectionery, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the Planetarium foyer before the event.
Date:                     6 August 2015
Venue:                 Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich
Time:                     19.00-21.00
Admission:          £8.00 adult | £7.00 concession | £5.50 child or guardian
Age:                       15+

Westworld (1973)
Written and directed by the creator of Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton, a visit to the futuristic Wild West-themed amusement park goes awry when a robot malfunctions and guests are left fighting for their lives. Following the movie there will be a talk from one of our astronomers on the science behind the film.

Popcorn, confectionery, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the Planetarium foyer before the event.
Date:                     10 September 2015
Venue:                 Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich
Time:                     19.00-21.00
Admission:          £8.00 adult | £7.00 concession | £5.50 child or guardian
Age:                       15+


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