After Dark - Starlight Cinema: The Karate Kid

Dates: Sunday 26th May 2024
Location: Planetarium
Duration: Doors open at 5:15pm, movie starts at 5:45pm
Tickets: Child £8, Adult £8

Are you ready for a completely unique cinema experience? Grab a seat, sit back and relax as one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, The Karate Kid, plays out under the stars of the Planetarium.

When the Science Centre doors close, the cinema screen will be rolling! Why not spend the day exploring the science exhibits and live shows before grabbing some popcorn and reliving some of the best movies from the past. Treat the kids to some movie history and relive your childhood memories. What are you waiting for?

Starlight Cinema is part of our After Dark evening events.

Your Starlight Cinema ticket includes:

  • A showing of The Karate Kid under the stars of the Planetarium. 
  • Opportunity to purchase popcorn, bar snacks and drinks.

*Please note that the Science Centre will reopen for this evening event at 5:15pm. The movie will start at 5:45pm. The Karate Kid runs for 2 hours and 6 minutes. The film is shown in The Planetarium on a curved screen therefore some seats may have obscured viewing angles. All children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

Entrance to the Science Centre during the day is not included with your ticket. If you would like to visit during the day as well, please book general admission alongside your event ticket.*

Accessibility information for Starlight Cinema

The Planetarium is accessible so everyone can have a special experience here. It's not super dark and you can move around, go out and come back in if you like. If you have a wheelchair, we have spaces for you to sit with seats for your family and friends. The stairs have lights to make them easy to see.

About the movie

When Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), he quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), a repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. As Mr Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, he trains him in a more compassionate form of karate and prepares him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.


This event is a fundraising event for Wonderseekers.