Film screening in the unique setting of the planetarium.
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever..
Tickets £5 per person per screening. Book here.
Advance booking recommended. Fully licensed bar available - we operate a Challenge 25 policy, so anyone who looks under 25 would need to show ID to buy alcohol.
The Science Centre closes to general entry visitors at 5pm. Doors to the planetarium for the film screening will open 15 minutes before the advertised start time.
Please note this is a standard-format 2D films projected onto the planetarium screen, rather than a 360 degree fulldome film. The exhibition will be closed during this screenings.
5.10pm: doors open, cafe open for drinks and snacks
5.20pm: Film begins (no trailers)
7.05pm: Film ends (approx)
7.30pm: Screening of Life (15) begins, tickets can be purchased separately
Please note the age rating as indicted alongside the film titles below.
Rated U - The minimum age to attend without an accompanying adult is 12 yrs old.