Science on Screen
Reality and fiction come together in a season of films and talks that uncovers the connections between science and cinema.
We’ve partnered with the London Mathematical Laboratory and invited leading figures from the world of science and mathematics to share their perspectives on their favourite films.
Science on Screen: Jurassic Park 4K + Presentation
Life... finds a way; as things go terribly wrong in a Dinosaur theme park in the Academy Award-winning action adventure from director Steven Spielberg, with a mesmerizing score from John Williams.
Science on Screen: The Faculty + Presentation
The Breakfast Club meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers in this cult 90s, sci-fi horror set in a US high school, following a bunch of misfits as they attempt to navigate a covert parasitic takeover.
Science On Screen: Them! + Presentation
A definitive cinematic exploration of the fears of the atomic age, featuring a national emergency involving the FBI, the US military and of course, giant mutated ants.
Science on Screen: War of The Worlds
Steven Spielberg reunites with Tom Cruise for this adaptation of HG Wells’ sci-fi classic, and Philip Ball talks to us about whether there is actually anything out there.
Science on Screen: Gattaca+Presentation by Magdalena Skipper
This 90s Academy-Award nominated sci-fi thriller takes places in a world where genetics can help or hinder your chances of success. Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law.
Science on Screen: Zulu + Presentation by Joseph Yose
Zululand, South Africa, 1879. This BAFTA nominated historical drama follows a group of outnumbered British soldiers as they do battle with Zulu warriors.
Science on Screen: Beasts of the Southern Wild + Intro
This 4-time Academy-Award nominated fantasy-drama is a tender gem, exploring the beauty and brutality of nature, as well as the courage and love possessed by one intrepid 6 year old.
Science on Screen: The Martian + Presentation
Stranded on Mars after being left for dead by his crew, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must find a way to survive alone on the Red Planet.
Science on Screen: Arrival
A linguist (Amy Adams) works with the US military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Science on Screen: Run Lola Run + Presentation
Red-haired Lola (Franka Potente) receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni: he needs 100,000 Deutschmarks in the next twenty minutes, or else he’ll be killed.
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
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.