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Dunkirk to screen at the Science Museum in immersive IMAX 70mm

From 21 July 2017 | Science Museum, London
Running time: 106 minutes
Tickets £16.50 (premium tickets and concessions available)
Registration now open for ticket alerts at www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated feature Dunkirk, is to screen in IMAX 70mm 2D film at the Science Museum from its worldwide opening weekend, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Science Museum, one of only three venues in the UK showing Nolan’s epic cinematic event in the largest commercial film format, will screen the film in IMAX 70mm 2D film - the revered filmmaker’s preferred format. IMAX 70mm film projection combines the brightest, clearest images at almost 10 times the resolution of standard 35mm film projection with specially created sound for a high-quality viewing experience.

Nolan, directed the film from his original screenplay, has often used IMAX film to create for his audiences a sense of the epic worlds in which the drama of his films can unfold. For Dunkirk, more footage was shot on IMAX film than in any other Nolan film, with extensive use of IMAX cameras in an innovative hand-held capacity.

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Michelle Lockhart, Science Museum Group Commercial Director, said: ‘In the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre, audiences will enjoy a uniquely immersive experience of Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated new release. Following the success of our Interstellar screenings here, we’re excited to present Dunkirk in 70mm 2D film, giving visitors the highest-quality cinema experience of this remarkable story at an independent cinema within an iconic UK attraction.’

The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet, Henry V), Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception).

The behind-the-scenes creative team on Dunkirk included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar, Spectre, The Fighter), production designer Nathan Crowley (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Elysium), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Inception, Bullets Over Broadway), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (Mad Max: Fury Road).  The music was composed by Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception).

Dunkirk screens at the Science Museum from 21 July 2017. Screening times and booking information can be found at www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/dunkirk or on 0333 241 4000.

Notes to Editors

About the Science Museum

As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement. More information can be found at sciencemuseum.org.uk.

About the IMAX Theatre at the Science Museum

The IMAX Theatre at the Science Museum is a one-screen 400 seated cinema offering a daily programme of educational films, most of which are in IMAX 3D. The IMAX screen is one of the largest in the UK, at a height of four double-decker buses and the square footage of 64 parked taxis. It also has 10 times the image quality, resolution and sound of normal cinemas. The Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

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Discover South Kensington brings together the Science Museum and other leading cultural and educational organisations to promote innovation and learning. South Kensington is the home of science, arts and inspiration. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much to explore every day. www.discoversouthken.com