Presented by the Cambridge Film Trust and funded with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery, Station X at Bletchley Park on Saturday 8 November, will bring cinema audiences an inspiring, family friendly day of epic Sci-Fi with immersive screenings and fun for all ages, complete with moon buggies, crashed spaceship site and Sci-Fi soundscapes. With a programme of films exploring science fiction war narratives, totalitarian dystopias and the fear of the power of science, Station X’s star attraction is the historic backdrop of the world-class heritage site.
Known to those who worked there as Station X, this is an unmissable opportunity to visit the Bletchley Park site, once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, to marvel at the places where astonishing achievements were made by the wartime code-breakers who cracked the Enigma Code, also known as the birthplace for the world’s first electronic computer, Colossus. Station X at Bletchley Park celebrates the best of Sci-Fi with 14 feature films at locations across the park including the iconic Museum of Computing, WW2 code-breaking huts, the Enigma Cinema and Teleprinter Hall. 2014 also marks 60 years since the death of Alan Turing, one of Bletchley Park’s leading cryptanalysts who pioneered thought in computing and artificial intelligence.
Station X at Bletchley Park is one of the flagship events in the BFI Blockbuster project, Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, presented together with 02, which is a celebration of cinema’s most spectacular and visionary genre, exploring how the fear and wonder at its heart continues to inspire and enthrall. The season is one of the largest and most ambitious Sci-Fi projects ever created, with a calendar of more than 576 Sci-Fi screenings and events taking place through the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN), screening at least 419 titles at 124 locations nationwide, featuring outdoor events at iconic British sites, classic Sci-Fi titles released into UK cinemas and on DVD and Blu-ray, 50+ films available online through BFI Player, a three-month season at BFI Southbank starting this month, a BFI Sci-Fi Compendium and much more.
• MONSTERS 2: DARK CONTINENT
The sequel to the critically acclaimed MONSTERS, plus Q&A with Director Tom Green
• COSMIC VOYAGE
Live score by with John Sweeney to this rare Russian classic from 1935
Starring Peter Cushing, we screen this BBC classic from 1954
• Dr Who Series Finale
Showing live on the big screen
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