This ground-breaking production is showing next week at movie theaters throughout the US.
Special Fathom Features: Never before seen and behind-the-scenes footage from the world renowned exhibition.
NCM Fathom Events, The British Museum and More2Screen are thrilled to present Pompeii from the British Museum, the first ever cinema event from the British Museum – an exclusive private view of the major exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. This extraordinary one night event will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30pm (local time) in select cinemas nationwide.
The exhibition explores the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 year ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil McGregor, cinema audiences will be treated to an exclusive view of the exhibition with insights from renowned experts who help bring these fascinating objects to life. With accompanying music, poetry and readings from eyewitness accounts, you will go behind the scenes of the exhibition to discover the stories of these famous Roman cities.
Don’t miss the chance to travel back in history and experience daily life in the Roman Empire before the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius left Pompeii and Herculaneum frozen in time. Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum said “This will be a major exhibition for the British Museum in 2013, made possible through collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii which has meant extremely generous loans of precious objects from their collections, some that have never travelled before. I am delighted that Goldman Sachs is sponsoring this important exhibition and am extremely grateful to them for their support. Find your nearest screening now “