Science on Screen
Reality and fiction come together in a series of films and talks that uncovers the connections between science and cinema.
In partnership with the London Mathematical Laboratory, we invite a series of scientists to explore how changing technologies affect human experience.
In 2019, the films and talks will be centred around the Barbican's 2019 season Life Rewired, a season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.
Science on Screen: 2001: A Space Odyssey (U) + presentation
What better way to discuss the effect of technology upon us than through Stanley Kubrick's space-opera on humanity's evolution and the rise of AI's ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
Barbican Cinema 2
Barbican Cinemas 2 & 3
Beech Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.