What's On - October

A little delayed this month, but worry not, there's still plenty going on to find out about.

A certain Oktober event should be dominating the middle of your month, but there's also numerous other Festivals to attend, Simon Pegg talking Autobiography, plus the inevitable Halloween events for all ages and tastes.

Enjoy, and please, don't have nightmares!

Cinema Releases:

Back To The Future (R/I)
Friday, 1st October - Limited Release
Endhiran: The Robot
Friday, 1st October - Limited Release
The Secret Of Kells
Friday, 1st October - Limited Release
A Town Called Panic
Friday, 8th October - Limited Release
Despicable Me (3D)
Friday, 15th October - General Release
Vampires Suck
Friday, 15th October - General Release
The Owls of Ga'HooleLegend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole
Friday, 22nd October - General Release
Paranormal Activity 2
Friday, 22nd October - General Release
Saw 3D
Friday, 29th October - General Release
Spiderhole
Friday, 29th October - Limited Release

Festivals/Seasons:

Sci-Fi Season
Wednesday, 6th October - Wednesday, 3rd November - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
BFI London Film Festival
Wednesday, 13th October - Thursday, 28th October - Various Locations
Sci-Fi-London Oktoberfest 2010
Thursday, 14th October - Saturday, 16th October - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ, The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG, Apollo Piccadilly Circus - SW1Y 4LR
London Children's Film Festival
Saturday, 20th October - Sunday, 7th November - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
UnConvention 2010
Saturday, 23rd October - Sunday, 24th October - University Of Westminster - NW1 5LS
Close Encounters
Monday, 25th October - Sunday, 31st October - Royal Albert Hall - SW7 2AP
Halloween Screen
Friday, 29th October - Friday, 5th October - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
London MCM Expo
Friday, 29th October - Sunday, 31st October - ExCel London - E16 1XL
Battle Of Ideas Festival Weekend
Saturday, 30th October - Sunday, 31st October - Royal College of Art - SW7 2EU

Screenings:

Chinatown + Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Double Bill)
Monday, 11th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Fallout
Tuesday, 12th October, Thursday, 14th October, Friday, 15th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Grindhouse Special Screening
Thursday, 14th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Family Film Club)
Saturday, 16th October - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Troll 2 (Bad Film Club)
Sunday, 17th October - Roxy Bar And Screen - SE1 1LB
The Burbs + Big (Double Bill)
Monday, 18th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
CLAMP (Japanimation)
Tuesday, 19th October - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Jaws
Saturday, 23rd October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
House Of The Devil + Poltergeist (Double Bill)
Monday, 25th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
NosferatuNosferatu
Thursday, 28th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Japanese Halloween Schlockfest Double Bill
Friday, 29th October - Barbican Centre - EC2Y 8DS
Sing-Along-A Rocky Horror
Friday, 29th October, Saturday, 30th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
The Devil Rides Out + Cat People (1942) (Double Bill)
Saturday, 30th October - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
The Figurine
Saturday, 30th October - BFI Southbank - SE1 8XT
Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter
Saturday, 30th October - Empire Leicester Square - WC2H 7NA
Ghostbusters (Kids' Screening)
Saturday, 30th October - Rio Cinema - E8 2PB
Jurassic Park
Saturday, 30th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Misfits: Behind The Scenes (Channel 4 Comes To The Ritzy)
Saturday, 30th October - Ritzy Picturehouse - SW2 1JG
Science And Its Publics: A Treetop Odyssey
Saturday, 30th October - ICA - SW1Y 5AH
Let The Right One In + [Rec] + Suspiria (After Dark Drinks... Channel Terror)
Sunday, 31st October - Ritzy Picturehouse - SW2 1JG
Edward Scissorhands
Sunday, 31st October - Lexi Mobile Cinema - The Old Deer Park - TW9 2SF

Signings:

Simon Pegg - Nerd Do Well
Thursday, 14th October - Waterstones Piccadilly - SW1Y 6WW
The Coming Of The TerraphilesMichael Moorcock - The Coming Of The Terraphiles
Thursday, 21st October - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Gerald Scarfe - The Wall
Friday, 22nd October - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Bryan Hitch - Ultimate Comics Studio
Saturday, 23rd October - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Simon Pegg - Nerd Do Well
Saturday, 23rd October - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Karen Miller - The Reluctant Mage
Saturday, 30th October - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR
Shane Rimmer - From Thunderbirds To Pterodactyls
Saturday, 30th October - Forbidden Planet London Megastore - WC2H 8JR

Talks:

Quantin Blake And Donald Sturrock - Storyteller: The Life Of Roald Dahl
Monday, 11th October - Kings Place - N1 9AG
Making Ocean Life Count
Monday, 11th October - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
Whose Genome Is It Anyway?
Thursday, 14th October - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS
The Future For Biodiversity
Monday, 18th October - Natural History Museum - SW7 5BD
An Unsung Hero? Joseph Naples, Resurrectionist
Tuesday, 19th October - The Hunterian Museum - WC2A 3PE
Celestial Skies: Public Eyes
Tuesday, 19th October - Science Museum's Dana Centre - SW7 5HD
Cloning, Stem Cells And Regenerative Medicine
Tuesday, 19th October - The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG
Neutrino - Is The Sun Still Shining?
Thursday, 21st October - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS
Royal Society Prize For Science Books 2010
Thursday, 21st October - The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG
Exchanges At The Frontier: Brian Greene
Thursday, 28th October - Wellcome Collection - NW1 2BE
Rhythms Of The Body
Friday, 29th October - The Royal Institution - W1S 4BS

Events:

Plasticity - 100 Years Of Making Plastics
Tuesday, 22nd May 2007 - Wednesday, 1st December - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Dan Dare & The Birth Of Hi-Tech Britain
Wednesday, 30th April 2008 - Thursday, 31st March 2011 - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Cosmos & Culture: How Astronomy Has Shaped Our World
Thursday, 23rd July 2009 - Thursday, 30th December - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Listening Post
Tuesday, 19th February 2008 - Friday, 31st December - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
The Royal Society: 350 Years Of Science
Monday, 7th June - Friday, 19th November - The Royal Society - SW1Y 5AG
Ghost Stories
Friday, 25th June - Sunday, 7th November - Duke Of York's Theatre - WC2N 4BG
Ray Harryhausen - Myths & Legends Exhibition
Tuesday, 29th June - June 2011 - London Film Museum - SE1 7PB
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2010
Friday, 10th September - Sunday, 27th February - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
In The Museum No-One Can Hear You Scream Alien Exhibition
Monday, 4th October - Sunday, 31st October - London Film Museum - SE1 7PB
Despicable Me Premiere
Saturday, 11th October - Empire Leicester Square - WC2H 7NA
Science Night
Friday, 15th October - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Twinkle Twonkle
Sunday, 17th October - The Albany - SE8 4AG
ZZ9 London Pub Meeting
Wednesday, 20th October - The Wheatsheaf- SE1 1TY
The 48hr Film Project
Friday, 22nd October - Sunday, 24th October - Prince Charles Cinema - WC2H 7BY
Creepy Constellations
Saturday, 23rd October - Sunday, 31st October - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
Halloween Skies
Saturday, 23rd October - Sunday, 31st October - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
League Of The Non-Aligned Meetings
Saturday, 23rd October - The Mad Hatter - SE1 9NY
You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat Film Quiz: Disney/Pixar Special
Tuesday, 26th October - Ritzy Picturehouse - SW2 1JG
BSFA Open Meeting
Wednesday, 27th October - The Antelope - SW1W 8EZ
Science Museum Lates
Wednesday, 27th October - Science Museum - SW7 2DD
Roxy Film & TV Pub Quiz
Thursday, 28th October - Roxy Bar And Screen - SE1 1LB
Bloody Prom Night! Halloween Party
Friday, 29th October - Ritzy Picturehouse - SW2 1JG
The Halloween Star Party
Friday, 29th October - Saturday, 30th October - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ
Foyles Fear Fest
Saturday, 30th October - Sunday, 31st October - Foyles - WC2H 0EB
Saturday Space Explorers
Saturday, 30th October - Royal Observatory - SE10 8XJ

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