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National Science and Media Museum

Opening Night Film: Ready Player One (12A)

Experience a 70mm screening of Steven Spielberg’s latest blockbuster, a dazzling sci-fi nostalgia trip.

Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is set in a future where reality is secondary to the OASIS—a vast virtual reality used to escape the problems of the real world. Orphaned teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), known by his avatar ‘Parzival’, joins allies in discovering clues in a hidden game. The prize: full ownership and control of the OASIS.

This dazzling sci-fi nostalgia trip plays with references to hundreds of iconic movies, novels and videogames. Through some stunning set pieces, Spielberg uses his expertise—and extensive back catalogue—to craft a wonderfully enjoyable blockbuster.

Opening Night Reception: Delegate pass holders are invited to join us for the Widescreen Weekend Opening Night Reception in the museum’s foyer from 18.00.


This screening will be introduced by Damian Murphy, Director of XR Stories.