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Science Museum only UK venue to show Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi in immersive 70mm IMAX

  • Museum set to screen UK's only IMAX 70mm version of the latest Star Wars film
  • Screenings from UK opening day
  • Registration for ticket sales alert now open, including child-friendly screening and a chance to dress as your favourite Star Wars character
  • Tickets will be on sale from 07.00 on Tuesday 10 October

Running time: 150 mins

Tickets: £16.50 (premium tickets and concessions available)

Registration for ticket sales alert now open at:

The Science Museum will be the only UK venue to show the much-anticipated new instalment of the Stars Wars saga in lMAX 70mm 2D from 14 December, its UK-wide opening day.

Showing Disney’s highly-anticipated new film in the largest commercial film format ever invented, the Science Museum will host screenings three times a day throughout the festive period. On 14 December, fans can enjoy a one-off double bill of Star Wars: Episode VlI The Force Awakens followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.

Director Rian Johnson shot key sequences of the film using IMAX cameras—the highest-resolution cameras in the world. At the Science Museum IMAX, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire screen, providing viewers with 40% more film image than in standard cinemas for a truly immersive experience. lMAX 70mm film combines the clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard 2k digital projection with specially created sound for a high-qualify viewing experience.

The saga continues as we re-join heroine Rey on her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill returns to his iconic role and Carrie Fisher also appears for the final time as General Leia, leading an international cast which includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar lsaac and Lupita Nyong’o.

Michelle Lockhart, Science Museum Group Commercial Director, said: ‘In the Science Museum’s IMAX theatre, we can offer audiences a uniquely immersive experience of this highly-anticipated new release. We’re excited to be presenting Star Wars: Episode Vlll The Last Jedi in the UK's only 70mm 2D film print, giving visitors the highest-qualify cinema experience of a sci-fi epic in a Museum where the stories of humanity’s greatest scientific endeavours are told.’

Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi screens at the Science Museum, London from 14 December 2017. Dates and details can be found at: or on 0338 241 4000.


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The IMAX Theatre at the Science Museum is a one-screen 400 seated cinema offering a daily programme of educational films, most of which are in IMAX 3D. The IMAX screen is one of the largest in The UK, at a height of four double-decker buses and the square footage of 64 parked taxis. It also has 10 times the image quality, resolution and sound of normal cinemas. The Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe:

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