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special 40th Anniversary showing

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A 4k 40th Anniversary showing of Jim Henson's fantasy masterpiece The Dark Crystal (1982), followed by a talk/Q&A with special guests plus mingling and merchandise. 



Saturday 28th January 2023 - we know that's technically just over a month after the release date but December can be a busy time for people so we thought January would be better :). 


The Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Rd, Didcot OX11 7NE

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Which special guests are attending? 

We are delighted that Dave Barclay and Simon J. Williamson will be joining us for the Q & A. Both guests will be staying after the talk for signing and selfies. Autographs are £20.00 per autograph. 


This event will start at 2pm with a 4k showing of the Film, followed by a Q & A with a special guests, and then an opportunity to grab a drink and a snack and mingle. 

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available to purchase directly through The Cornerstone website or by calling their box office. 

Is there a theme/dress code? 

We are turning back the clock to 1982 and going with a retro vibe! We would love for you to dress up in Dark Crystal Cosplay or your 80's gear BUT this is not mandatory- we just want you to be comfortable. 

Will there be merchandise to buy?


How do I get there?

Directions and Maps | Cornerstone ( 

Didcot has fantastic RaiLink's and can be reached from London Paddington in 36 minutes (Direct), from Birmingham in 90 minutes and Manchester in 3hrs 20 (1 change at Oxford). 

Will there be food and drink available? 

The Corner stone has a cafe that will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm if you would like to grab a drink or snack before of after the Film. There will also be ice cream, popcorn and retro sweets available to purchase. 


Accessibility & facilities

Visitor Access | Cornerstone (


Visitor Access

Cornerstone Arts Centre is a modern, purpose-built space with excellent access for all customers. This is a safe space which is inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to all people.



The building is fully accessible for attendees with wheelchairs; there is a lift to all floors, spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium and accessible toilets on all floors. 

Seats in Cornerstone's auditorium are 45cm wide with fixed arm rests. A limited number of seats without arm rests are available, please contact the Box Office when tickets have gone on sale and they will happily arrange reservation for you.

There is an infrared system in the auditorium for attendees with hearing difficulties. Please ask the box office for a headset. Please note they do not supply a loop.

Disabled parking is available at the top of Station Road, next to the Cineworld Cinema, in front of Boots the Chemist on Broadway and in the Edinburgh Drive car park.

Cloakroom and toilets

There are accessible, gender-neutral toilets on all floors and the main toilets are on the ground floor behind the box office.

Family friendly

Provided at the Cornerstone: 

  • Toddler seats for children under one metre tall (numbers limited)

  • A bottle warmer at the café bar

  • A dedicated parking space for your pushchairs and prams

Changing places toilet

The new facility on the first floor offers a height adjustable changing bench, ceiling track hoist, enough space for more than one carer, and a height adjustable wash basin and privacy screen. Carers are advised to bring the disabled person's own sling to ensure it meets their needs. No spare slings are available. 

Is this suitable for children?


Is there anywhere to stay locally? 

Local hotels include Premier Inn, Milton Hill House & Courtyard by Marriott. Any of these can be booked through 

You will also find a selection or airbnbs here starting at £69.00 per night. 

Anything happening after?

Yes! After the event we will be heading round the corner to Berro Lounge for Dinner, drinks and more mingling! Everyone welcome, no booking required, unless you are a party of 8 or more than you can book through their website. 

Things to do locally

Why not make a weekend of your trip to Oxfordshire? Didcot is best known for it's historic Railway museum and steam trains which can be seen in all of these movies and TV shows


Just 10 minutes on the train or 20 minutes' drive from Didcot is Oxford. Oxford is famous for its University, Alice in Wonderland, Narnia and Tolkien ..Oxfordshire literally IS the shire! Plus, if you're a movie buff, all of these films and TV shows were shot in Oxford including Harry Potter and Skyfall. 

We really hope you can join us, would be wonderful to see you all!

If you have any questions that are not answered above, please feel free to email us on 

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