Since the release of the first Planet of the Apes film in 1968, the films in the series have garnered several BAFTA film nominations, including SVFX and costume. Nearly five decades after the first release, join BAFTA for this special double bill of both the first in the franchise, and the latest modern telling.
Planet of the Apes - buy tickets here
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly. USA 1968. 107 mins.
In the classic sci-fi tale that launched a franchise, a crew of astronauts crash land on an unfamiliar planet, thousands of years in the future. At first the planet seems to be desolate and incapable of sustaining life, but the crew soon discovers a society where apes have evolved into the dominant species, while humankind are mute, oppressed and enslaved. With a groundbreaking, avant garde score composed by BAFTA winning Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Chinatown) and a legacy spanning decades, Planet of the Apes is not to be missed on the big screen.
Saturday 5 August, 17.00
War for the Planet of the Apes - buy tickets here
Director: Matt Reeves. Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn. USA 2017. 140 mins.
In the third instalment of the rebooted Planet Of The Apes franchise, a new threat looms over the peaceful simian civilisation built among the redwood trees: an army of humans led by the ruthless Colonel (Harrelson), who believes he is mankind’s last hope. After a battle in which the apes suffer devastating losses, Caesar (Serkis), their noble, hyper-intelligent leader, fears he may have to abandon the path of mercy he has so far shown to humans. Wrestling with his darker instincts, Caesar embarks on a quest to avenge his kind that brings him face to face with the Colonel in the ultimate battle for dominion over Earth. Director Matt Reeves raises the stakes with his second film in the critically acclaimed franchise, blending spectacular graphics and emotion to thrilling effect.
Saturday 5 August, 20.30
Your ticket includes free entry to the BAFTA at 70 Exhibition - a specially curated photographic exhibition exploring BAFTA’s rich cinematic heritage. Take a tour through BAFTA’s iconic venue, and explore the historic archives.