Starlight Cinema: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Family screening

Dates: Sunday 28th May 2023
Location: Planetarium
Duration: Doors open 4:30pm, screening at 5pm
Tickets: Child £4, Adult £8

Are you ready for a completely unique cinema experience? Grab a seat, sit back and relax one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 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?

Please note that for family films, 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.

Your Starlight Cinema ticket includes:

  • A showing of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial under the stars of the Planetarium.
  • Opportunity to purchase popcorn, bar snacks and drinks.

Please be aware that this is the family screening. Book here for our adults only screening at 7pm. 

About the movie

A creature from another planet is left behind on Earth by his spaceship. He's befriended by 10-year-old Elliott (Henry Thomas), who enlists the help of older brother Michael (Robert Macnaughton) and little sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Together, they conceal him from their mother and the authorities. They name him E.T., help him to contact his own planet and plan a rescue mission to get him home.

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.


This event is a fundraising event for Wonderseekers.