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20:30 - 22:30 23 January 2018

Barbarella: an immersive cinema experience


- | Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
7 Leicester Place | London | WC2H 7BY | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Paid
Ticketing: Ticketed

In October 1968 'Barbarella', a sci-fi adventure starring a creatively-clad Jane Fonda, was released in the UK. This was a period of black power protests and anti-Vietnam riots: anti-establishment feeling was running high. On 23 January, join our friendly staff on a trip back to this pivotal period in history. The cinema manager, ushers and usherettes will welcome you warmly; and you’ll be able to buy boiled sweets, shake-in-the-bag crisps and Kia Ora before watching a full programme of 1968 newsreels, advertisements and cartoons. And there are further surprises in store…

This immersive cinema event draws on findings from UCL’s Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s project, financed by the AHRC, which collected memories of nearly 1,000 people who went to cinemas in the 1960s. UCL historians and a group of young actors have worked together on these recollections to develop an immersive event that recreates the experience of cinema-going in the 1960s.


Patrick Glen
+44 (0)20 7679 3614 | p.glen@ucl.ac.uk


Book tickets on the Prince Charles Cinema website
1960s British Cinema-going project website