Film Club – First Man

27 April 2019

The most dangerous mission in history


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First Man

Join Rick Armstrong, Neil’s son, for one giant leap into the unknown.

Director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the Moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

A visceral, intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective and based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost to Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, and the nation itself for one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Watch the trailer

Pre-show Q&A

We are joined by Rick Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, for a Q&A prior to the screening.

What was life like for his family?

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)
  • 18:30 Q&A with Rick Armstrong
  • 19:30 Screening begins
  • 21:45 Screening ends
  • 22:00 Bar closed
  • 22:30 Building closed


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
12A – No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child.

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 manned Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00)

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, tickets are neither transferable nor refundable.

Can I update my registration information?
No, once a ticket is purchased no changes can be made.

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.

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