This event is now SOLD OUT
Friday 28 April
IMAX Theatre, 20.00–22.45 (doors open at 19.30)
The Science Museum proudly presents the world premiere performance of a brand-new live score to Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis. Specially commissioned by the Science Museum to celebrate our Robots exhibition, the new soundtrack has been composed, and will be performed on the night, by acclaimed postindustrial electronic duo Factory Floor.
Regarded as a pioneering work in cinematic science fiction, Metropolis features one of the very first screen depictions of a robot, and tells the story of a dystopian future city where workers, who exist as an exploited underclass, are plotting a revolt.
Factory Floor are Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey, whose intense postindustrial electronic sound is as much at home at raves as it is in art galleries, cinemas, nightclubs and rock shows. They’ve collaborated with members of New Order, Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle, and their latest album, 25 25, was released in the summer of 2016 through James Murphy’s influential DFA Records.
Metropolis, dir. Fritz Lang, 1927, 150 mins, cert. PG
This film is showing in standard Digital 2D and not in IMAX, 3D or IMAX 3D Experience.
For ages 18+
- £17 Adults
- £16 Seniors
- £15 Concessions
Special offer: Add a Robots exhibition ticket for 28 April to your basket and get 20% off your exhibition ticket.
- The Robots exhibition has limited capacity, so if you'd like to see it on the evening of your talk you will need to book a timed slot.
- If you don't pre-book an exhibition ticket, you may need to queue for the next available slot.
- Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the exhibition to the IMAX Theatre.
- The Science Museum is open until 22.00 on Fridays. Last entry to the Robots exhibition on Fridays is 21.00.
Header image: Still from Fritz Lang's Metropolis © WSM Art – Walter Schulze-Mittendorff