inside the planetarium at the royal observatory greenwich for sci-fi film night

Come and join us at the home of time and space under a beautiful starscape to watch a wide range of science-fiction films. The 2015 season kicks off with Logan’s Run in April, George Pal’s The Time Machine in May and Silent Running in June.

We are screening them in the unique setting of London’s only planetarium and each film is followed by a talk by one of our astronomers about the science behind the fiction.

Popcorn, confectionery, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the foyer before the event.

Tickets are available online for £8 from the link below and screenings start from 19:00 on the dates shown on our website.

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Terry Grant and Barbara Gill of Mycenae Community Cinema

Terry Grant and Barbara Gill of Mycenae Community Cinema

Mycenae Community Cinema is one of Westcombe Park’s best-kept secrets, serving ultra-low cost screenings at Mycenae House which it is forbidden to advertise because it’s so cheap.

Launched by film buffs Terry Grant and Barbara Gill, the licensed community cinema is open to all, but is restricted in its publicity so that it does not compete with multiplexes. Terry and Barbara, offer a range of films to the heart of Westcombe Park on Tuesday nights, from blockbusters like Oscar-winning Argo and the latest Bond, Skyfall, to quirky foreign films, musicals and classics. Saturday shows for children have included Ice Age 4 as well as older animation hits.

Adults in the know watch each film for the price of a raffle ticket, so one fan even gets a prize. “We’re very much a not-for-profit outfit,” points out Terry, a retired policeman. “We just want to share our love of film”. Kids go free.

He was inspired to start the cinema at a jazz night at Mycenae House when he realised the hall wall was exactly right as modern film screen once reflective paint, known as “film goo,” was applied.

After a successful trial this spring the adult screenings will be every Tuesday from 28 May except 18 June. From 1 August 2013 screenings will be every Wednesday evening.

Programme listings are displayed at Mycenae House and, as the publicity rules were written before the internet, Terry and Barbara can email the programme to fans (sign up at, and details are posted on the cinema’s website as well as