Jurassic Park and Independence Day to be screened with a live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

There's only one way to truly experience such an iconic John Williams score.  

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"Welcome, to Jurassic Park."

There's only one way to accurately match the swooping magnitude of John Williams' epic score kicking in here, as Dr. Alan Grant & co. face in awe the resurrection of the dinosaur. And that's with a live score, filling the room and your ears with all its iconic majesty. 

Jurassic Park will have its first-ever UK screening accompanied by a live orchestra. Ludwig Wicki will conduct the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Jurassic Park Live, playing Williams' classic score alongside the film in London's Royal Albert Hall on 4 and 5 November. Williams' work will also be honoured with orchestral screenings of Raiders of the Lost Ark in March, and ET in December. 

"No-one will ever forget the first time they saw Jurassic Park, one of the scariest – yet most magical – movies in cinema history," Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, told The Telegraph. "Nor will they forget John Williams’ extraordinary score, which did so much to create that sense of terror and wonder, while giving us a triumphant, overpowering gem of a theme tune. This unique presentation of the film, premiering at the Hall [in November] will allow audiences to experience the majesty of Jurassic Park in and all-new way."

Also announced is Independence Day Live, launched as part of the film's 20th anniversary; the event will feature a Q&A with the score's composer David Arnold, who also worked on James Bond and TV's Sherlock. 

"It’s a film that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is: a huge piece of cinematic fun with characters you learn to love, bad guys you learn to hate and spectacle that satisfied a lot of inner children who longed to smash things up," Arnold told HeyUGuys. "The score held hands with these ideas and followed suit."

"The Royal Albert Hall is such an iconic venue and a personal favourite of mine – it’s always an honour to be on the stage, especially with your own material. The Hall screams ‘event’ and Independence Day was one of the biggest event movies of the last 30 years."

Tickets are available now on The Royal Albert Hall's website.  

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