Dear Science Fiction and Fantasy members,

The time has come. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be out in cinemas Friday 12th December – and who wouldn’t LOVE to watch it in IMAX quality at one of the first showings?! Below will be all the details you need if you’re interested in coming along on our epic quest to the lonely mountain (or er, Gateshead to us human folk.)

We will be taking a trip to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in IMAX, Gateshead on Friday 12th December, at a 7pm showing.  We will be providing travel via a coach, so no need to worry about getting to and from the Metrocentre!

We have subsidized the cost of the trip to £14 in total for a student cinema ticket and return travel to the IMAX (you MUST bring your student card to the cinema otherwise you will have to pay for an adult ticket outright!) 

The coach will pick up and drop off students from the DSU at 6pm – Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early as if you are not present at 6pm the coach will have to leave due to traffic between Durham and Newcastle to arrive on time for the showing. This may mean for Queen’s Campus students getting the X1 earlier than you anticipate! The return journey should make it back to the DSU at approximately 11pm

If you want to buy tickets, you will need to buy them through the website at this link here (also if you are not a member you will need to purchase a 1 year membership – the price is still less than the overall cost of an individual ticket + travel!)

Need a membership?

Want a ticket for the trip?

Get ready for the battle of your life!



Meeting Wednesday 5th November


Get excited for our next meeting on Wednesday – 6:30 pm in ER141

6:30pm – The Strain Pilot

A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

7:30pm – Dr Easy

This short film drops us into the middle of siege on a flat where a man is holed up with a shotgun. He has been injured and the police send in a Dr Easy robot to serve as medic and also as negotiator.

7:45pm – MST3k The Hands of Fate

A family vacation to Texas turns into a waking nightmare when they have a deadly run-in with Satanists fond of using human hands as sacrificial offerings. It’s as grim as it sounds.

Hope to see you all there!