Days of Fear and Wonder: Sci-fi film screenings to take place across Preston

Posted on - 29th September, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Broadgate, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
ET, one of those moments in film we all remember...

ET, one of those moments in film we all remember…

The world of sci-fi is coming to Preston during October and November.


Film screenings are taking place at secret locations as part of the Days of Fear and Wonder film festival.


Billed as Future Preston Tours the likes of Tron, Logan’s Run and E.T. are to be screened at venues in the city.

They Eat Culture, who are organising the screenings, are working with the British Film Institute on the events.

Creative director Ruth Heritage said: “We’re inviting people to see film from the inside, as our tour agents guide visitors into the realms of Science Fiction, experiencing performance, live theatre, music, and iconic classics in secret locations. Guests will experience Science Fiction in a completely new way.

“October and November are set to be an amazing time for Lancashire’s sci-fans and arts and culture junkies; prepare to see the Preston in a new light, straight from the future.”

The screenings are as follows:

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (PG) takes place at Avenham Park and Christ The King Catholic College on Saturday 18 October.



Dredd (18) is to be shown on Saturday 25 October at a location which is still to be revealed.

A scene from Logans Run

A scene from Logans Run

Logan’s Run (PG) is on Saturday 22 November at a classified location.

Christmas show Barton Manor


Tron (PG) is on Saturday 29 November again at a classified location.

Other events taking place including classic and little known sci-fi screenings at the Continental, plus talks and workshops.

The Ferret is hosting sci-fi trash cinema, plus quizzes.

Tickets will be available from Skiddle costing £10 adult, £7 children and family of four £28.

Will you be going? Let us know in the comments below

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