Film Club – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

25 May 2019

There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

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“There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is”

Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is trying to prevent his house from being bulldozed when his friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def) whisks him into outer space. It turns out Ford is an alien who has just saved Arthur from Earth’s total annihilation. Ford introduces Arthur to his myriad friends, including many-headed President Zaphod Beeblebrox (Sam Rockwell) and sexy refugee Trillian (Zooey Deschanel). Arthur makes his way across the stars while seeking the meaning of life, or something close to it.

Douglas Adams co-wrote the screenplay for this film with Karey Kirkpatrick but died in 2001, before production began; the film is dedicated to him.

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Towel Day

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honour.

Boosters café will be serving a selection of hot dogs, nachos, sandwiches, snacks, popcorn, soft and hot drinks,
as well as alcoholic beverages from 18:30.

Times

  • 18:30 Doors, bar and cafe open (please note, the building will be closed between 17:00 – 18:30)
  • 19:30 Screening begins
  • 21:20 Screening Ends
  • 22:30 Building closed

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
12 – violence and infrequent strong language

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 non transferable or 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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