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.
This year’s Widescreen Weekend will include a special Women in Widescreen celebration, plus Celluloid Saturday—a full day of film on film. Read on for details of the first four films announced for our fantastic 2019 programme. Check back for further announcements in August.
The Sound of Music (U)
Enjoy a glorious new 70mm print of one of the most popular musicals ever made.
Ice Station Zebra (U)
A gripping Cold War drama featuring fantastic photography and visual effects.
IMAX 3D: Black Panther (12A)
The first superhero movie to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Experience it in spectacular IMAX 3D.
Festival pass types and prices
Buy your festival pass online. Passes can also be purchased from the National Science and Media Museum box office, or by calling (+44) 0871 902 5756.
Where to stay
Widescreen Weekend is proud to have the Great Victoria Hotel as our hotel partner. As part of this partnership, festival delegates can benefit from special discounted rates when staying between 10–13 October 2019.
- Room only: £55 per night for single or double use
- B&B: £60 per night for single use—an extra £7 will be charged for double use
To take advantage of these rates, simply quote ‘Widescreen Weekend’ when making your booking. Call +44 (0)1274 728 706 or email email@example.com.