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Ready Player One

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. Steven Spielberg • 2018 • United States • Sci-Fi/Fantasy • 139 mins • Cert 12A

Visually spectacular and laden with 1980s pop culture references, Spielberg's latest offering takes us on an action-packed DeLorean joy ride into an immersive virtual reality universe where not even the sky’s the limit.

Loosely based on the celebrated cult novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is set in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2045 and follows the plight of Wade Watts, a nerdy teenager born into a dystopian world of widespread poverty. Wade chooses, along with the rest of the planet's citizens, to spend most his waking hours plugged into the virtual reality realm of the OASIS and teams up with two other gamers in the hunt to claim the game's ultimate prize.

Fans of Spielberg's early Sci-fi blockbuster bonanzas are bound to love this earnest, uncynical nostalgia trip.

And joining us before and after the screening is Croydon’s own VR cafe and bar, Limitless-VR, who will have a fantastic selection of Virtual Reality games and experiences for you to try out for yourself!

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