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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.

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 2019 programme so far, and check back for further announcements in August.

What’s on

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.

Passes are available to buy until 30 August. Tickets for individual screenings and events will be available in September.

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

The entrance of the Great Victoria Hotel in Bradford
Centrally located in Bradford, the Great Victoria Hotel is just 7 minutes’ walk from the museum

Further information