Film Club – Hidden Figures

25 August 2018

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn.

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Meet the women you don’t know, behind the mission you do.

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.

Katherine Johnson was born on 26 August 1918. This screening will celebrate her 100th birthday and the impact she, and her colleagues, made on the Apollo space programme.

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
21:35 Screening Ends
22:00 Building closed

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FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
PG Parental Guidance – General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children

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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