14 February 2022

Sit back in the Planetarium and enjoy a screening of Star Wars: Episode IV

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Thanks to very special screening permissions and to prove just how much #WeLoveStarWars on this Valentine’s Day, for one night only, sit back in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium and enjoy a screening of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

18:00 Café and bar open (ticket does not include entry to the exhibition)
18:45 Planetarium doors open
19:00 Film screening begins
21:00 Screening ends
22:00 Cafe and bar closed


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

(Please note, buying the packages including drinks and popcorn will save money on the night)

• Ticket ONLY – £8
• Ticket and Popcorn – £10
• Ticket, Popcorn and a Soft Drink – £11
• Ticket, Popcorn and an Alcoholic Drink – £13
(Beer, glass of house wine or house spirit with mixer)

Add hot food now and save money:

• Nachos – £3.50
(beef chilli, five bean chilli or cheese)
• Hot Dog – £2.50
• Chilli Dog – £4.00


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

U – BFI classification ‘Universal’, denotes that a film was suitable for everyone

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are 400 free car parking spaces available on site 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 – info@spacecentre.co.uk

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, tickets are non-transferable or refundable. Tickets cannot be sold on to third parties. Any tickets seen to be sold will be null and void.

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.

Will the film be shown on the full dome?

No, the film was not created for a full dome screen, so cannot be shown in that format.  It will be shown on the large cinema screen at the front of the planetarium dome.