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Widescreen Weekend

Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating the past, present and future of film.

Enjoy a long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences as we showcase the museum’s fantastic projection facilities. Glorious 70mm screenings, new Cinerama restorations and great guests will remind you why going to the movies is so magical.

What’s on

Tickets and passes

Passes and tickets can also be purchased by calling 033 0058 0058 (line open 09.00–17.00, Monday to Friday).

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Celebrating 25 editions of Widescreen Weekend

2021 is a special time for Widescreen Weekend as we reach our 25th anniversary. We are so lucky to have loyal and passionate supporters who have been with us from the beginning. We want to remember and reflect on the festival and its history—and we would love you to help us.

We are asking you to send in your fond memories, personal stories, favourite moments and anniversary wishes to the festival team. These will be collated together to form an online story which will be available to read during the festival. We are hoping it will bring together delegates both on-site in our cinema spaces and at home.

Please send your contributions to us at

Contributions can include: 

  • Video messages
  • Personal photographs or images of personal items and objects
  • Favourite memories of previous festivals and guests
  • Hopes for future festivals

Please note that we may not be able to include all contributions, but everything will be read and cherished by the festival team.

Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries

We’re excited to bring you Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries every month. These selections will continue the festival celebration year-round with a mix of screen heritage, classics and cult favourites on a range of formats including print, digital and Cinerama. There’ll also be special Kids’ Club screenings focusing on sweeping landscapes, other worlds and breathtaking visuals—the perfect way to introduce young audiences to widescreen cinema.

Part of the Science Museum Group