A night at the museum would be enough to freak us right out, but what if it was to be combined with a scary film or two? From The Blair Witch Project to The Shining, the National History Museum in collaboration with the Luna Cinema announced two nights with horror and thriller film classics.

The Luna Cinema, renowned for their run of open-air film screenings, announced their Halloween collaboration with the National History Museum. Bringing the horror classics into the museum’s Hintze Hall, home of the grand skeleton of Hope the Blue Whale, the film fans can pick from four films screened on two evenings in October.

Each night, two films will screen in the majestic Hintze Hall that can accommodate up to 450 cinemagoers. The atmosphere of a cabinet of wonder only adds to the thrills – the guests will be surrounded by multiple historical artefacts, from a rare blue marlin fish to a rock that’s as old as the solar system.

The screenings announced so far include:

Sunday 28 October:

The Blair Witch Project (1999) / 19:00

Silence of the Lambs (1991) / 21:00

Monday 29 October:

Ghostbusters (1984) / 19:00

The Shining (1980) / 21:00

The tickets cost £26.50 per person, with an extra 10% discount for the Natural History Museum members. Included in the price are a complimentary box of popcorn and an entry to the NHM’s newest exhibition that’ll take guests into the world of nocturnal animals – Life in the Dark – before the film begins.

“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,” said George Wood, the founder of the Luna Cinema. “We have picked out a selection of classic thrillers and horror films to get everyone in the mood for Halloween this year 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.”

You can get more information and book the tickets on the Luna Cinema website.

Kasia Kwasniewska

Editor in Chief

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