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Sod the roses: go sci-fi this Valentine’s with a movie at the Natural History Museum

By Time Out Film

It’s time to get spaced out with your lover: Time Out and the Natural History Museum have teamed up to bring some of the best-loved sci-fi movies ever made to a huge screen in the main hall of the museum for two evenings of Valentine’s weekend.

The films showing on Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10 are ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’, ‘Alien’, ‘District 9’ and ‘Gravity’ – and we can’t think of a better Valentine’s treat for true sci-fi fans than enjoying these films in the beautiful surroundings of the museum’s Hintze Hall, while sitting right under Hope the blue whale.

An extra-special treat for film-goers is that they’ll be able to wander around some of the Natural History Museum’s galleries – including the rooms dedicated to mammals and dinosaurs – for half an hour before settling down to watch the movie.

If you love sci-fi movies but you’re busy on Valentine’s weekend, fear not: on the weekend of Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3 we’ll be closing out this season of sci-fi movies by showing some of the best ever Star Trek and Star Wars movies. It promises to be out of this world.

Here’s the full line-up for Movie Nights at the Museum in February and March:

Friday February 9, 7pm: ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’.

Friday February 9, 8.30pm: ‘Alien’.

Saturday February 10, 7pm: ‘District 9’.

Saturday February 10, 8.30pm: ‘Gravity’.

Friday March 2, 7pm: ‘Star Trek’.

Friday March 2, 8.30pm: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.

Saturday March 3, 7pm: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’.

Saturday March 3, 8.30pm: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

All tickets are £28, and you can book here.

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