Pompeii: Captured Live in HD from the British Museum



★★★★★  “This majestic event will hopefully remind the world that Pompeii is not some tourist attraction to treat shabbily but the world's most revelatory survival of the human past.” – The Guardian (UK)

★★★★★ “Nothing I've seen or read before tells the story (of Pompeii) in the way the British Museum does.” – The Telegraph (UK)

★★★★★“This exhibition offers an overarching view of a complex society... we glimpse their sense of humour, or understand their hopes or desires, or…see what they chose to try to rescue as they tried to make their doomed escapes.” – The Times (UK)

Pompeii Captured Live offers an exclusive private view of the British Museum’s blockbuster show Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The exhibition focuses on the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, this fascinating show will take audiences around the exhibition with insights from renowned experts who will bring these extraordinary objects to life. With accompanying music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, you’ll see specially made films of Pompeii and Herculaneum today, and go behind the scenes of the exhibition to explore the stories of these famous Roman cities.

Pompeii Captured Live will screen in Australian cinemas nationally from August 29, including a special version created specifically for primary school groups. Find out more about the Primary Schools version here.

“One blockbuster you must not miss.” – Metro (UK)


VIC: Cinema Nova, Village Rivoli, Palace Balwyn, Palace Como, Classic Cinemas Elsternwick, Palace Brighton Bay, Hoyts Chadstone, Village Knox, Village Southland, Regent Cinemas Ballarat

NSW: Cremorne Orpheum, Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Palace Chauvel, Event Cinemas Macquarie, Event Cinemas Burwood, Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Event Cinemas Hornsby, Cronulla Cinemas, Greater Union Newcastle, Event Cinemas Tuggerah, Palace Byron Bay, Avoca Beach Theatre, Narooma Cinemas, Cinemax Kingscliff, Regent Cinemas Murwillumbah, Arcadia Twin Ulladulla

ACT: Dendy Canberra, Palace Electric, Greater Union Manuka

QLD: Palace Centro, Dendy Portside, Event Cinemas Indooroopilly, Event Cinemas Chermside, Event Cinemas Garden CityNoosa 5 Cinemas, BCC Toowoomba Strand, Event Cinemas Maroochydore, BCC Pacific Fair

SA: Palace Nova Eastend, Hoyts Tea Tree, Event Cinemas Marion

WA: Luna Windsor, Hoyts Carousel, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Luna on SX,

TAS: CMAX Devonport, MONA – Museum of Old and New Art



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