Last tour of Preston future

‘Out of this world’ multimedia event will bring down the curtain on amazing season of event cinema

Monday, 24th November 2014, 8:00 pm

Future Preston Tours are preparing to bring aseason of sci-fi events and movie screenings to an incredible climax with a multi-media immersive party event to remember.

Fans of groundbreaking 80s sci-fi adventure Tron are all set for the night of their lives when the classic film is screened to mark the end of the Sci Fi: Days of Fear & Wonder season next week.

At 53 Degrees on Saturday November 29 moviegoers will be immersed in a neon-lit, retro-fitted video game world, featuring live music, DJs, game tournaments, and exciting interactive performance – along with a licensed bar and after-party until late.

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This Tron Experience will act as the closing party for Future Preston Tours, a series of themed events across the city organised by the cultural production team They Eat Culture (TEC).

The Preston organisers worked alongside Film Hub North West as an official part of the British Film Institute’s nationwide Sci Fi: Days of Fear & Wonder season.

Events based around the films Dredd and ET: The Extra Terrestrial have been roaring successes and the team just can’t wait to see what the good people of Preston will make of the Tron Experience.

“We’re thrilled to have been able to deliver this amazing Sci Fi programme as part of the BFI’s national festival,” said Jackie Jones, production manager at TEC.

“We’re so pleased that our audiences are enjoying the experiences we’ve created so far, and Tron will be out of this world!”

The Tron tour will begin at Preston’s futuristic Grade 2 listed bus station, where ticket holders will be guided through an immersive gaming experience and taken on a journey through future Preston.

In teams they will “discover ever-changing environments, solve puzzles and most importantly, safely transport the disc of light”.

The trail leads to Fylde Road’s 53 Degrees, venue of the screening, late night bar and after-party, where they will be further immersed in the computer world of Tron.

Despite a fairly lukewarm reception on its original release in 1982, Steven Lisberger’s film has since seen its cult and franchise snowball to something nearing Star Wars proportions.

The film stars Jeff Bridges as a computer programmer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer, where he interacts with various programs in his attempt to get back out. Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner and Cindy Morgan star in supporting roles.

Tron remains an original and visually stunning piece of cinema that represents a landmark work in the history of computer animation.

“We’re all huge fans of Tron here,” said TEC’s Ruth Heritage.

“We’re proud to be showing it to audiences in an innovative and creative new light.”

Future Preston Tours presents Tron takes place from 6pm on Saturday November 29.

Tickets are £12 and are available from Skiddle, SEE Tickets, Preston Visitor Information, The Continental and The Ferret.

Future Preston Tours is created by They Eat Culture as part of the BFI’s nationwide Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season, supported by Film Hub NWC.