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Movie Nights at the Museum

See some of the iconic galleries after hours and free from the crowds, before settling in for an evening of cinema. Prepare to be thrilled with heart-warming classics, dystopian adventures, terrifying alien encounters and a journey through the vastness of space.

Take a seat in Hintze Hall under Hope the blue whale, grab a drink or snack at the bar and settle in for some sci-fi action with Movie Nights at the Museum. Please note that Movie Nights is an event for those aged 18 and over.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

9 February at 19.15

When a young boy discovers a gentle alien stranded on Earth, he and his siblings try to help him return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government in this heart-warming Spielberg classic.

Alien (1979)

9 February at 22.00

After receiving a distress call, the crew of the spaceship Nostromo venture to a distant moon to investigate, only to be attacked by an alien creature. Escaping to their ship to return to Earth, the crew realises that they are not alone and must deal with the consequences.

District 9 (2009)

10 February at 19.15

30 years ago, aliens arrived on Earth to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a slum called District 9, the government hires a private military company to relocate them to a new camp. When the agent in charge of the project is exposed to a mysterious substance that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide.

Gravity (2013)

10 February at 22.00

Disaster strikes during a routine spacewalk, leaving two astronauts stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As fear turns to panic, they realise that the only way home may be to venture further into space.

Star Trek (2009)

2 March at 19.15

This is the film that rebooted the Star Trek franchise. James T Kirk is a rebellious young officer in the Starfleet. When the Romulans once again threaten the Federation, he and his fellow officer, Spock, must defeat a vengeful captain Nero.

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

2 March at 22.15

After an act of terror is launched from inside their organisation, the starship Enterprise returns to Earth. A determined Captain Kirk launches a mission to hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

3 March at 19.15

The future looks bleak for the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire when they discover the existence of a terrible new weapon, the Death Star. But there is still hope. The daughter of an Imperial scientist, Jyn, joins the Rebel Alliance in a daring plot to uncover the Death Star plans.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

3 March at 22.15

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire and the destruction of the second Death Star, the New Republic is under threat. When Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, encounters a BB-8 droid and runaway stormtrooper, they become embroiled in a race to discover the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker.


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