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Science Museum only venue in Europe to show Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in immersive 70mm IMAX

The first ever Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is to screen in IMAX 70mm 2D film at the Science Museum from its worldwide opening day.

  • Museum set to screen Europe’s only IMAX 70mm film version of first standalone Star Wars film
  • Screenings from the film’s worldwide opening day on 15 December 2016
  • Registration for ticket sales alert now open, including child-friendly screening and a chance to dress as your favourite Star Wars character
  • Tickets £16.50 (premium tickets and concessions available)

The Science Museum, the only venue in Europe to show Disney’s highly-anticipated new film in the largest commercial film format ever invented, will host screenings three times a day throughout the festive period. IMAX 70mm film projection combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard 35mm film projection with specially created sound for a high quality viewing experience.

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes bands together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Directed by Gareth Edwards (GodzillaMonsters), Rogue One stars an international cast including Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and Riz Ahmed (Four Lions).

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 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in Europe’s only 70mm 2D film print, giving visitors the highest-quality cinema experience of a sci-fi epic in a Museum where the stories of humanity’s greatest scientific endeavours are told.’

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screens at the Science Museum, London from 15 December 2016. Dates and details can be found online or on 0870 870 4868.

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About the Science Museum

As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum's world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

About the Science Museum IMAX

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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