London’s iconic Natural History Museum is being transformed into a pop-up cinema for Halloween, offering screenings of some classic scary films.
The museum has partnered with The Luna Cinema for the first time, and will host two evenings of screenings in the iconic Hintze Hall, home to the 25m long Hope the Blue Whale skeleton. (Dippy the Dinosaur is currently on tour).
Film fans can watch classics such as The Shining, The Blair Witch Project, Ghostbusters and Silence of The Lambs in the majestic hall, surrounded by historic artefacts ranging from a rock as old as the solar system to a rare Atlantic blue malin fish.
And there’s something about being in a museum after dark that makes for a pretty spooky setting.
Tickets cost £26.50 per screening, while Natural History Museum members can receive an additional 10 per cent discount. You can book your place on the website.
- The Blair Witch Project (Sunday 28th October, 7pm)
- The Silence of the Lambs (Sunday 28th October, 9pm)
- Ghostbusters (Monday 29th October, 7pm)
- The Shining (Monday 29th October, 9pm).
As well as the film, guests will receive a complimentary box of popcorn, as well as access to the Natural History Museum’s new blockbuster exhibition, ‘Life in the Dark’, before the films begin.
Sound right up your street? You may want to get booking – the Hintze Hall holds up to 450 people but it’s bound to be a popular event and we reckon seats are likely to sell out quickly.
It’s not the first time that the museum has transformed into a cinema, having hosted Movie Nights back in August 2017.
Lucy Woodbridge, Head of Visitor Events at The Natural History Museum, said: "Movie Nights is a truly unique experience, where else can you watch your favourite film underneath the biggest mammal on the planet?
"We are really excited to be partnering with The Luna Cinema, the UK’s fastest growing pop up cinema. Together, we will be producing a series of Halloween screenings which are not to be missed."
Meanwhile George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, added: "We are so excited to be partnering with the Natural History Museum, such an iconic and culturally important venue, to host two incredible nights of films this autumn.
"We have picked out a selection of classic thrillers and horror films to get everyone in the mood for Halloween this year and it’s really going to heighten the experience for viewers watching amongst specimens spanning billions of years – this out-of-hours access is something very special indeed."
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