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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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Film
The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Thursday 28 August,
20.15–22.30
Forecourt
Tickets £15
Members/Concessions £15
Joint ticket (all 3 screenings) £39

020 7928 3232

In association with BFI

Recommend this event

With the world experiencing freak weather conditions, a Fleet Street journalist investigates and discovers that Earth has been knocked off its axis by nuclear testing. Is Earth doomed? One of the best of all British sci-fi films, featuring chilling scenes of a deserted London, and starring Edward Judd and Leo McKern.

Part of a stellar weekend of great British films outdoors at the Museum, celebrating the thrilling and visionary power of science fiction. Presented by the BFI, this is a launch event for Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, a nationwide season of sci-fi film and television, which takes place from October to December at BFI Southbank and venues across the UK.

Courtesy of BFI Distribution.
Event and restoration of The Day the Earth Caught Fire generously supported by Simon W Hessel.

Director: Val Guest
UK, 1961, 99 mins, Cert PG

 

£15, no concessions. Joint ticket (all 3 screenings) £39

Terms and conditions

Age: PG


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