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National Science and Media Museum

Science Festival Films

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Throughout Bradford Science Festival, we’ll be screening fantastic films across our three cinemas.

Enjoy groundbreaking sci-fi, experience 3-strip Cinerama in Europe’s only public Cinerama theatre, and see a breathtaking 3D documentary on the region’s biggest IMAX screen.

What’s on

2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm (U)

2001: A Space Odyssey

When: 19.00, Thursday 19 July
Where: Pictureville Cinema, Level 0

Stanley Kubrick’s epic 2001: A Space Odyssey was first released in cinemas in April 1968, making a huge impact on critics, audiences and the film industry. It has inspired countless filmmakers and been heralded as the most striking sci-fi film ever made. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, we’re showing a 70mm print made using the original camera negative.

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IMAX 3D: Space Station (U)

A still from the film Space Station showing Earth seen from space

When: 10.45, 20–21 July 
Where: IMAX, Level 0

Space Station tells the story of the greatest engineering feat since a man landed on the Moon: the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station. Look into the depths of space, see what life is like in zero gravity, and accompany astronauts on a spacewalk in this astonishing 3D documentary.

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This Is Cinerama (U)

An audience watches This Is Cinerama in Pictureville Cinema

When: 11.00, Saturday 21 July
Where: Pictureville Cinema, Level 0

Invented in the early 1950s, 3-strip Cinerama was designed to be the ultimate in immersive cinema. The complex widescreen process involves the simultaneous projection of three synchronised 35mm films onto a deeply curved screen. This Is Cinerama, nominated for an Academy Award in 1953, was produced to showcase the amazing visuals Cinerama made possible.

Today, there are only three cinemas in the world that can still screen Cinerama to the public—and our Pictureville Cinema is the only one remaining in the UK. Don’t miss this rare chance for a unique cinema experience.

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IMAX 3D: Dream Big (U)

A still from the film Dream Big showing people riding a rollercoaster

When: 10.45, Sunday 22 July
Where: IMAX, Level 0

From the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and solar-powered cars, Dream Big shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. This incredible 3D film will transform how you think about engineering!

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)

Still from Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

When: 10.30, 21–22 July (22 July is an autism-friendly screening)
Where: Cubby Broccoli Cinema, Level 1

It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

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Cinema ticket charges apply to all film screenings. See the Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum website for more details.