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Event date: 07/03/2020 19:30 Export event


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07/03/2020 19:30
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THE DAY THAT POMPEY STOOD STILL is an immersive cinema experience, a glittering premier screening and an awards night all rolled into one. It takes the idea of an awards night into uncharted lands.

In 2017 we staged DA DA LAND and asked you to imagine what it would have been like if David Lynch directed La La Land then we threw you into an imaginary world of Lynchian characters.

In 2018 we brought you FROM DUSK TILL DAWN OF THE DEAD and asked you to imagine how it would be if George A. Romero had teamed up with Quentin Tarantino and then we created that storyworld.

In 2019 we took you into the murky world of downtown 1960’s Tokyo for POMPEY DRIFTER, a noirish vision of the swinging sixties, for a night of high drama.


In 2020 we have another cinematic treat for you – THE DAY THAT POMPEY STOOD STILL is a sci-fi extravaganza to kick off the new decade. Expect entertainment, short films, lavish decor.

THE DAY THAT POMPEY STOOD STILL is a night of boutique immersive cinema in which the audience becomes part of the narrative. Watch short films produced by local filmmakers especially for the night and vote for the best in our “The audience raved about it” award! Take part in this red-carpet awards ceremony which will see the presentation of the much-coveted Pompey Oscars then join the after party for a night of hedonistic revelry.

What they said about our events in previous years:

The screening itself was by far the most fun, most immersive festival experience I’ve ever had” (Ben Grace, Three Bus Stops Outside Shirley Southampton, 2018).

It’s the Sex Pistols meets the Oscars!” Audience feedback (2008)

It’s better than Christmas!” Audience feedback (2011)

THE DAY THAT POMPEY STOOD STILL has a dress code: costume de rigueur for carnival, so anything that is themed, blinged, cocktail, black tie, white tie, posh frocks, mysticore, my little pony. Interpret the dress code as you wish but do make an effort or our diligent security team may refuse entry (there will be furry costumes available to borrow for those who don’t at least make an effort).

This year there will also be PRIZES for the BEST FANCY DRESS so even more incentive to get glammed up in response to this year’s theme.

Doors will open at 7.30pm and the event runs to 12am including the after party. So, if you are ready for a PARTY then this is the night for you.

Tickets will be available in advance for THE DAY THAT POMPEY STOOD STILL from the Wedgewood Rooms Box Office either online or in person during normal opening hours. There are limited seats available, so you are encouraged to get your tickets in advance. While we will be selling tickets on the night it will be on a first come first served basis.

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