Alien 40th Anniversary Screening

06 September 2019

In space no one can hear you scream.


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Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannon, Alien follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo who encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extra-terrestrial set loose on the ship.

Alien was released on September 6 in the UK and was met with critical acclaim and box office success, winning the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, three Saturn Awards (Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright), and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, along with numerous other nominations.

Sometimes the scariest things come from within


In 2002, Alien was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

It has been consistently praised in the years since its release and is considered one of the greatest films of all time.

In 2008, it was ranked by the American Film Institute as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre, and as the thirty-third greatest film of all time by Empire magazine.


Please Note


Our anniversary screening of Alien has now sold out, however, due to public requests we have added a second showing of Aliens, the second movie in the franchise, on the same night.

Café and Times

Boosters café will be serving a selection of hot dogs, nachos, sandwiches, snacks, popcorn, soft and hot drinks, as well as alcoholic beverages from 18:00.

18:00 – Doors open (bar and café available)
19:00 – Alien screening begins
21:00 – Alien screening ends
Interval – Bar/cafe open
21:15 – Aliens screening begins
23:25 – Aliens screening ends
23:30 – Building closed


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
18 – Suitable only for adults

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are 400 free car parking spaces available on site. We are happy to call taxis for people and there is a bus stop to the 54 route within a few minutes walk of the Centre.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Food and drink will not be allowed to be brought onto the premises.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The National Space Centre – 0116 261 0261 (this phone line is staffed Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Either a printed ticket, or a ticket on your phone or tablet (we like the non-printing option, it is better for the planet).

What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable.