Celebrate Science Week at your local Picturehouse this March with exclusive previews of RADIOACTIVE, the new biographical drama about the life and work of Marie Curie, for just £4 a student.

A number of the screenings are also accompanied by a live talk in the cinema from a scientist working in a relevant field.

This film is not released in cinemas until 20th March, so these screenings provide your students with an opportunity to see it before anyone else!

Marie Skłodowska-Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win the award in two different fields – Physics and Chemistry. Her work broke down many barriers in science and played a leading role in redefining women's role in society and science. She has been a role model for generations of scientists and a large amount of modern research is directly based on her activities. 

Perfect for Key Stage 3 Science and History students, the film will be relevant to numerous topics, including The discovery of Polonium or Radium; Women in science; Early uses of radiography; Medicine on the battlefield; Early theories of the atom; Key figures in the 20th century; The history of medicine; Atomic history; The history of women in 20th century; The history of women in science; 20th century science history.

There will also be a free teaching resource for the film which all teachers who book will receive.

Price: £4.00 per student. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).
Bookings must be made in advance. Please submit any requests for bookings by Monday 2 March via our booking form. We will try to accommodate any request  that comes in after that but it may not be possible.


Director: Marjane Satrapi. UK. 2020. 110 mins. 
Radioactive is the incredible, true story of Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike) and her ground-breaking scientific achievements. In Paris, 1893, Marie meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). The pair go on to marry, raise two daughters and change the face of science forever by jointly winning the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radium in 1903. Marie Curie was the first female scientist to win the esteemed prize.

Cinema City, Norwich (no speaker)
Monday 9th March, 10.30am

Hackney Picturehouse, London (no speaker)
Wednesday 11th March, 10.30am

Greenwich Picturehouse, London (no speaker)
Wednesday 11th March, 10.30am

Dukes at Komedia Picturehouse, Brighton (no speaker)
Thursday 12th March, 10.30am

Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford (no speaker)
Thursday 12th March, 10am

Crouch End Picturehouse, London (no speaker)
Thursday 12th March, 10am

West Norwood Picturehouse, London (no speaker)
Thursday 12th March, 10.30am

The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath (no speaker)
Friday 13th March, 10am

Bromley Picturehouse, London (no speaker)
Friday 13th March, 10.15am

Clapham Picturehouse, London (no speaker)
Friday 13th March, 10am

At each of the following screenings listed below, we are thrilled to welcome scientists to speak to your students and give them an insight into how Curie's ground breaking working has affected modern medicine and more.

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
Tuesday 10th March, 10am
Speaker: Dr Patricia Fara, Historian of Science at the University of Cambridge

Harbour Lights, Southampton
Wednesday 11th March, 10am
Speaker: Sarah Lu, a researcher in radioactivity and engineering at the University of Southampton

Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool
Thursday 12th March, 10.15am
Speaker: Professor Carsten Welsh, Head of the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool

City Screen, York
Friday 13th March, 10.15am
Speaker: Dr Annie Hodgson, chemist and science communicator at the University of York and editor of the A-level magazine Chemistry Review.

Request a Booking

If you cannot attend these Preview screenings, you can book to see the film on a weekday morning between 9th - 13th March at your local Picturehouse, subject to availability, for £4.00 per student (minimum 20 students). 

For screenings later in the academic year, we can also offer screenings for £4.00 per student (min 25 students) or a flat £100 for smaller groups AFTER GENERAL RELEASE ON 20th MARCH. Free for staff (1:10 ratio).

We cannot guarantee a guest speaker for private screenings but please let us know when requesting a booking if you would like one and we will try to secure a speaker. Please make any requests through our booking form.