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Stuck for present ideas? Give the gift of sci-fi this Christmas

Phil de Semlyen

Still looking for something to get your friend/sibling/nice neighbourhood Vulcan this Christmas? Look no further. In February, Time Out will be returning to the Natural History Museum for another season of Movie Nights, this time showcasing sci-fi greats in the museum’s glorious Hintze Hall.

It’s a bucket list location and there are some sci-fi classics to pick from: ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ gets things underway on Feb 9, before ‘Alien’ (Feb 9) and ‘District 9’ (Feb 10) ramp up the scares and splats. The Oscar-winning thrills of ‘Gravity’ (Feb 10) will plunge the historical hall into the depths of space, with ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (both Mar 2) and a pair of ‘Star Wars’ movies (‘Rogue One’ and ‘The Force Awakens’ on Mar 3) to round off the run in the same, spacey vein.

Tickets are onsale now at Unless you’ve found a way to wrap an actual xenomorph, we’re willing to bet they’re the perfect pressie for the sci-fi buff in your life.

Movie Nights at the Natural History Museum runs on the weekends of Feb 9/10 and March 2/3.

What’s the greatest sci-fi ever made? Read our top 100 to find out what the experts think.

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