Jurassic Park in Concert comes to Portsmouth

Action from the movie Jurassic Park
Action from the movie Jurassic Park
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LOVERS of the ground-breaking blockbuster Jurassic Park have a chance to enjoy the film accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.

The major film, first screened in 1993, is set to be projected in HD quality at Portsmouth Guildhall later this year.

Organisers of Jurassic Park in Concert are touring the film to mark its 25th anniversary this year.

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will provide the music from John Williams’ iconic score.

A statement from those behind the screening said: ‘We are very pleased to announce that Jurassic Park In Concert is heading out on a nationwide tour later this year to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary.

‘It will be a chance to watch one of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made on the big screen accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Ben Palmer.’

When it was released the film became the highest-grossing film of all time and won three Academy Awards.

The concert tour kicks off in Brighton in September before visiting a number of UK cities, including Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Portsmouth, Gateshead, Manchester and London.

Portsmouth Guildhall will host the event on December 5.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (February 16) at 10am on ticketmaster.co.uk and gigsandtours.com.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the original film explored a world where scientists had brought dinosaurs back to life on a secluded island. Based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park was a hit – and later sparked four sequels, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set to be released later this year.

The news of a tour follows a resurgence in the franchise’s popularity, down to the release of a sequel in 2015.

Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, was warmly received following its release and also featured popular characters from the original franchise, including Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm.