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Free open-air Screening of Dr Strangelove

Free open air screening of Dr. Strangelove in CB1. The ultimate, and most accurate, parody of the insanity of the cold war doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction

  • 15th September 2023
  • 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Following renewed interest in the cold war after the release of Oppenheimer we are screening Dr. Strangelove.

A classic from Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers in three roles, Dr. Strangelove is a madcap ride through the irrational nature of the Cold War. Sellers is his usual marvelous self. It is stupidity revealed and has been hailed as the most accurate depiction of the true insanity of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).

This is a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button – and it plays the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the “precious bodily fluids” of the American people.

Filmed in Black and White

Rating: PG

Tickets are limited to the first 120 to book, so register early.

A refundable £5.00 deposit in cash will be required for a radio connection to your headset or for our headphones , refunded on return. Please show your ticket to claim your connection.

Please bring your own headset with the classic jack connector if at all possible – you will get much better sound. Remember too that it gets colder in the evenings in September and bring something really warm to wear.


  • Bar
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • wheelchair access

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

The imposing lamppost in the centre of Parker’s Piece bears the words Reality Checkpoint – believed to be a reference to the end of the university ‘bubble’ and the beginning of the real world, aka the rest of the city.