Outdoor Cinema: Tron (PG)


26 August 2017
Sculpture Court
This summer, we’re showing films where no cinema has gone before. We’re hosting our first-ever outdoor, on-site cinema surrounded by the Barbican’s dramatic architecture, complementing the major exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction.

Jeff Bridges stars in this landmark work in the history of computer animation; an innovative marvel that’s still dazzling today.

Now the proprietor of a video arcade, software engineer and game developer Kevin Flynn (Bridges) used to work at animation corporation ENCOM – until he was ripped off by his colleague Ed Dillinger (David Warner).

Determined to expose the truth, Flynn breaks into ENCOM to find the stolen code. It's going well until he's spotted by Dillinger's security, the Master Control Program, and digitised and turned into a data stream, trapping him in the internal graphical world of computers. It's in this vivid, hyper-colourful grid that Flynn joins forces with the benevolent Tron to overpower the Master Control Program.

US 1982 Dir Steven Lisberger 96 min

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