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Film Club - The Lion King (U)

Celebrate 30 years of the circle of life with a cinema screening of The Lion King.

  • 5th Jul 2024
  • Suitable for the whole family
  • 30th Anniversary screening


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    Image: © Disney

    Can you believe The Lion King turns 30 this year? 

    Celebrate this anniversary with a cinema screening of the movie that remains the highest-grossing traditionally animated film of all time,  and received two Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

    Sit back in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium to enjoy Simba's journey, and live your own carefree life thanks to "hakuna matata".



Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.

Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.

  • Doors open - 17:15 (cafe and bar)
  • Film starts - 17:45
  • Film ends - 19:10



U – Universal: It is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. But a ‘U’ film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over.‘U’ films should be set within a positive moral framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror.

There are 400 free car parking spaces available on site and there is a bus stop to the 54 route within a few minutes’ walk of the Centre (please check times on their website). 

No, the screening is hosted in the UK’s largest planetarium.

No, all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Just buy the tickets you need, excluding the Carer. Once you receive your email confirmation with your tickets forward this to [email protected] and we can add the Carer ticket and reserve accessible seating (situated at the rear of the Planetarium with easy access to all emergency exits). You will need to bring proof of PIP/DLA on the night for the free Carer ticket.

No, this movie was not made to be projected in a fulldome format, but we will be using our huge cinema screen in the dome.