Twilight Movies in the Planetarium

Film screenings in the planetarium featuring stories of tragic moments in American history, the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, and a fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humour...


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 these are standard-format 2D films projected onto the planetarium screen, rather than 360 degree fulldome films. The exhibition will be closed during these screenings.

You may also be interested in our Teen Screen film nights for teenagers and their families. 


5.20pm: Teen Screen movie, tickets can be purchased separately

7.45pm: doors open, cafe open for drinks and snacks

8pm: Film begins (no trailers)

9.45pm-10.05pm: Film ends (exact time depends on runtime)

Age Restrictions

Please note the age rating as indicted alongside the film titles below.

Rated PG - The minimum age to attend without an accompanying adult is 12 yrs old.  

Rated 12A - The minimum age to attend without an accompanying adult is 12 yrs old. Films rated 12A are suitable for children aged 12 and over, those younger than 12 will be permitted so long as they are accompanied by an adult. In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult. 

Rated 12 – Minimum age to attend is 12 yrs old. Those aged 12 and over are welcome to attend this screening without an accompanying adult. 

Rated 15 – Minimum age to attend is 15 yrs old. Those aged 15 and over are welcome to attend this screening without an accompanying adult. 


27 May: Passengers (12A)

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet..

10 June: Jackie (15)

'Jackie' is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman)..

24 June: Arrival (12A)

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity..

8 July: Hidden Figures (PG)

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history..

22 July: Deadpool (15)

Deadpool, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool..

5 August: The Theory of Everything (12)

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives..

19 August: The Imitation Game (12)

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians..


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