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"Pompeii from the British Museum" brings ancient Roman history to life in exclusive cinema event
A glimpse from its live broadcast in June. ©British Museum.

CENTENNIAL, COLO..- Offering an exclusive look deep into the ancient past of a lost Roman civilization, NCM Fathom Events and More2Screen present “Pompeii from the British Museum*” on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Presented in select movie theaters nationwide for only one night, the event tells the story of life in the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. “Pompeii from the British Museum” marks the first cinema event to be produced by a museum for a major exhibition, providing a private view of the British Museum’s blockbuster show Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Accompanied by music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, attendees will be taken behind the scenes to explore the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum prior to the devastating volcanic eruption of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius.

“Pompeii from the British Museum” will be presented in more than 460 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Introduced by the British Museum’s director, Neil MacGregor, this stunning presentation will take viewers on a fascinating tour of the exhibition, featuring insights from renowned experts who will bring these extraordinary objects to life, including Paul Roberts, the curator of the exhibition; Mary Beard, professor of Classics at Cambridge University; historian Bettany Hughes and interviewees such as Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli and gardening specialist Rachel de Thame. Audiences will be taken along a Roman street and into various rooms of a local house, with objects on display from the citizens’ daily lives, including intricate pieces of jewelry, sculpture, mosaics, cooking equipment, food and even an extremely rare find of wooden furniture—carbonized by the high temperatures of the ash that engulfed Herculaneum.

“NCM Fathom Events and More2Screen will take audiences on a fascinating journey into the ancient past during the highly acclaimed ‘Pompeii from the British Museum’ cinema event,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Attendees will become globe-trotting archaeologists in this unforgettable adventure for one special night – all in the comfort of their local movie theater.”

The British Museum’s incredible exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum has already received glowing, five-star reviews from press outlets including London’s The Times as well as The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph (“stunning…superb”), The Independent on Sunday (“a wonderful show of wonderful things”), and Metro (“a brilliantly told story of love, life, sex and death”). The exhibition is the first of its kind on these important historical cities that has been hosted at the British Museum and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years. The result of close collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii, the exhibition brings together more than 450 fascinating objects—including both recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations—many of which have never before been seen outside Italy.

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