It’s still too cold to stay out but you’ve really overdone it with the movie nights in this winter. Vamp up your film game with one of The Luna Cinema’s screenings at the Natural History Museum.
Pop-up film settings don’t get much more atmospheric than Hintze Hall. Seated beneath the 25-metre blue whale skeleton, ‘Hope’, and the gleaming, golden ceiling adorned with 162 illustrated panels depicting plants from all over the world, these unique surroundings complement your film of choice, offering an experience that is far more emotive and special.
The Luna Cinema are hosting a range of shows here, from classics to recent hits, which means there is something on their Spring programme for everyone to look forward to. If you want to experience Night at the Museum to the max, put 12 March in the diary. Jurassic Park is another film perfectly combined with some of the planet’s most ancient artefacts. Or, if you’re yet to experience the feel-good, musical masterpiece that is Bohemian Rhapsody, get tickets for 9 March before they’re all gone.
The hall holds 500 people so not only will the splendour of the space add to the magic, so will the audience. Luna Cinema are true believers in the power of a great cinema; they make sure you get the whole package, with high quality visuals, audio and of course the added treat of the ultimate, inspiring setting. In 2019 it will bring more than 175 screenings to over 60 outdoor locations around the UK, making it the largest provider of open air cinema in the country. Their founder, George Wood, said that it is the third time they have teamed up wit the Natural History Museum, ‘It’s always an incredible success, not to mention a truly memorable film experience watching a classic movie in the museum’. Unmissable, you might say,
9 March: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) at 7.15pm; A Quiet Place (2018) at 10.05pm
10th March: The Jungle Book (1967) at 7.15pm; The Greatest Showman (2017) at 9.15pm
11th March: Jurassic Park (1993) at 7.15pm; A Star is Born (2018) at 10pm
12th March: Night at the Museum (2006) at 7.15pm; Jurassic Park (1993) at 9.45pm
Hintze Hall at The Natural History Museum
Ticket cost £27.75, though members of the Natural History Museum get a ten per cent discount. Plus, all ticket holders also get access to ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ on the evening of their chosen screening prior to the film. If they are booked for a 19:15 screening, the exhibit will be open for viewing from 6.30pm. If they are booked for the later evening showing, the exhibit will be open one hour before the film starts.