Next month there will be a chance to see two current major movie hits at the Science Museum in their own IMAX cinema.

The new Denis Villeneuve directed version of Dune will be shown, as will James Bond: No Time to Die, and both be shown in the rare full-frame 1.43:1 IMAX ratio for a very limited showing in the first week of March.

To show films in this ratio, the film has to either have been filmed in that aspect on an IMAX film or camera and to also be projected digitally in an IMAX screen equipped with an IMAX GT dual laser system – onto a 1.43:1 aspect ratio screen.

Although there are several IMAX cinemas in the UK, there there are only two that can show digital films in the 1.43:1 IMAX ratio with dual laser projectors — and that happens to be the Printworks in Manchester, and the Science Museum in London.

Dune is being shown on Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat 1st-5th March at 7pm, while James Bond will be shown on Thursday 3rd March at 7pm and on Saturday 5th March at 2:30pm.

Seats for adults are £18.50 or £19.50 depending on seating location, and from £14.50 for children.

Tickets for Dune are here, and for Bond are here.

They will sell drinks and snacks from the concessions area. You can bring your own bottle of water, however food from outside the IMAX cinema is not allowed.

The Science Museum’s IMAX cinema was refurbished in 2020.


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One comment
  1. Chris Rogers says:

    Tempting, save that a) the Bond is awful and b) so is the set up of the SM’s auditorium, with a single central aisle at a stroke eliminating the best seats.

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