From 31 October, Picturehouse will be taking over the operation of the three screens at the Museum: the 300-seat Pictureville (described by Lord Puttnam as ‘The best cinema in the world’), the 100-seat Cubby Broccoli Cinema, and Europe’s first IMAX screen.
The opening of Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s IMAX space epic, on 7 November will serve as a celebration of the National Media Museum’s historic role in introducing the IMAX format to the UK, and its status as one of the few true IMAX 70mm film cinemas in the world. Interstellar might be one of the last studio films ever to be released in the 70mm format.
Later in November the National Media Museum will play a key role in the release of Hockney, the acclaimed feature documentary by Randall Wright. The film is an intimate portrayal of David Hockney, one of the most significant artists of his generation. Bradford born and raised, Hockney’s beginnings as an artist are revealed through unprecedented access to personal archive footage, giving an insight into how his beloved home town helped to forge his creative journey.
If you are currently a National Media Museum Member, you will continue to receive Membership benefits for the full 12 months from the date you joined. You can then become a Picturehouse Member, receiving discounts at all our cinemas, and much more.
Where to book tickets and find out about upcoming films
Until 31 October it is business as usual, and tickets can be bought through the usual National Media Museum channels. Details of the film programme will be available on the Museum website and in the Museum’s film brochure and leaflets. From 1 November tickets will be bookable online on the Picturehouse and National Media Museum websites. The film programme will be available on the Picturehouse website, and in a new Picturehouse at National Media Museum brochure.