Film Event: Wes Anderson Asteroid City Exhibit, 180 The Strand

Curated and presented by 180 Studios and Universal Pictures, the Asteroid City exhibition celebrates the release of Wes Anderson's latest film in UK Cinemas on June 17th. Film fans are welcomed to see first hand the original sets, props, costumes and artwork that capture Anderson’s signature style, visuals and sounds, as well as dine out at the film’s iconic 1950s diner. 

Anderson's retro-futuristic comedy drama takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. It follows writer, Conrad Earp (Edward Norton) on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father, Augie Steenbeck (Jason Schwartzman), who travels with his family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever. 

In true Anderson style, the film stars many-a-familiar face including Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan and Jeff Goldblum. 

I was lucky enough to visit the first London Wes Anderson exhibition of this kind back in 2018 for the release of Isle of Dogs. Similar to that, the exhibition was immersive and something to behold. Laid across three floors, sets were recreated, allowing fans to take photos and get up and close to the costumes and props. Unlike the Isle of Dogs exhibit, however, the Asteroid City exhibit was a paid ticketed event with allotted time slots for visiting, priced at £15.00 per adult. Personally, this was a price I was more than willing to pay. With previous free events being quite crowded, it meant we could enjoy the exhibit at our own pace, without masses of people, allowing us to get photographs and really take it all in. 

If you haven't yet had a chance to visit the Asteroid City exhibition, the good news is that it has now been extended until July 30th due to popular demand. You can find information and book tickets on the event here. I highly recommend stopping in for a visit as the perfect way to kill an hour or two in London. You can also see the film in UK cinemas now. 

Well that's it for another film event. Have you had a chance to visit the Asteroid City exhibition or see the film in cinemas, yet? As always, I love reading your comments so do share your thoughts below. 

Until next time film fans,


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