Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, October – November, Preston

Throughout October and November the British Film Institute (BFI) runs a programme of themed television and film screenings, along with events across the country. Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder is the BFI’s largest ever themed season and celebrates the iconic status of Science Fiction film in the British psyche.

For those living in and around Lancashire, North-West cultural production team, They Eat Culture is working in collaboration with BFI to bring the season to Preston with a series of live events and immersive film screenings. Over the course of six weeks, They Eat Culture will transport citizens through space and time to experience a diverse range of sci-fi films and events across the city. Future Preston Tours includes films such as Logan’s Run, Dredd and Tron and the screenings take place in beautiful and top-secret venues.

Visitors can also enjoy other performance events around the tours including workshops, literature and audio-visual experiences. The main theme of the programme is Future Preston, exploring the city through the medium of sci-fi and shining a new light on the area, straight from the future. There will also be walks on the wild side at rock-n-roll bar The Ferret with their event Ferret Trash Cinema and screenings at arts venue The Continental.

Future Preston Tours commence in October as part of the BFI’s nationwide Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season. Tickets are available from

Future Preston Tours, October – November, Preston, citywide,

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1. Logans Run, courtesy of BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear & Wonder