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The Natural History Museum launches a Halloween special of Movie Nights at the Museum in partnership with The Luna Cinema

Fancy a fright amongst the fossils this coming Halloween? Movie Nights at the Museum returns as we celebrate Halloween with screenings of four classic films, in collaboration with The Luna Cinema.

  • Celebrate Halloween in truly memorable style in the iconic Hintze Hall beneath Hope the Blue Whale
  • Pick a classic blockbuster, from the haunting to the hilarious: Blair Witch Project, Silence of the Lambs, Ghostbusters, and The Shining
  • Guests will receive complimentary popcorn and free entry to the Museum’s blockbuster exhibition ‘Life in the Dark’, an immersive exploration into nature’s dark side

As one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions and a world leading scientific research centre, the Museum will bring to life four spooky movies this October with a pop up cinema in time for Halloween.

Held in the magnificent Hintze Hall, guests will sit in the shadows of Hope, the 25-metre Blue Whale skeleton, surrounded by exquisite natural history specimens, as they feast on a new selection of films; The Blair Witch Project, Silence of the Lambs, Ghostbusters and The Shining.

The partnership between the Museum and The Luna Cinema is a collaboration which brings together two brands to produce one of the most unique pop up cinemas in London. The decadent Victorian architecture of the Museum and its Collection of 80 million specimens makes it a truly unique location.

Lucy Woodbridge, Head of Visitor Events at The Natural History Museum, said:
'Movie Nights is a truly unique experience – nowhere else can you watch your favourite film in cinema quality beneath the biggest animal on the planet, surrounded by the wonders of the natural world. The Museum is excited to be partnering with The Luna Cinema, the UK’s fastest growing pop up cinema, to produce a series of Halloween screenings which are not to be missed. As well as that, visitors can explore our new blockbuster exhibition, Life in the Dark, out of opening hours!'

George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said:
'We are so excited to be partnering with the Natural History Museum, such an iconic and culturally important venue, to host two incredible nights of films this autumn. We have picked out a selection of classic thrillers and horror films to get everyone in the mood for Halloween and it’s really going to heighten the experience for viewers watching amongst specimens spanning billions of years – this out-of-hours access is something very special indeed.'

To book tickets and for more information visit

Dates and times:

Sunday 28 October 19.00 – Blair Witch Project (1999)

Sunday 28 October  21.00 – Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Monday 29 October 19.00 – Ghostbusters (1984)

Monday 29 October 21.30 – The Shining (1980)

Admission:                £26.50 per person, Members of the Museum receive an                                     additional 10% discount *Transaction fees apply

Nearest tube:             South Kensington




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The Natural History Museum exists to inspire a love of the natural world and unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet. It is a world-leading science research centre, and through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling issues such as food security, eradicating diseases and managing resource scarcity. The Natural History Museum is the most visited natural history museum in Europe and the top science attraction in the UK; we welcome more than 4.5 million visitors each year and our website receives over 500,000 unique visitors a month. People come from around the world to enjoy our galleries and events and engage both in-person and online with our science and learning activities through innovative programmes such as citizen science and family festivals.

The Luna Cinema was founded in 2008 by George Wood with a showing of Some Like It Hot at Dulwich Park in South London. In 2018 it will bring more than 175 screenings to over 60 outdoor locations around the UK, making it the largest provider of open air cinema in the country.  Location capacity ranges from 300 to 3000, with a total of 280,000 tickets available. Regular venues include Hampton Court Palace, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace, Leeds Castle, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Hatfield House, Cardiff Castle and Harewood House, to name a few.