An Asteroid City exhibition is landing in London

Wes Anderson fans can tour original props and miniatures before catching a bite in a retro '50s-style diner.


Robyn Quick

New Wes, new merch. Just in time for Asteroid City to blast off in the UK and Ireland on 23 June, fans will be able to admire a range of original artwork of Wes Anderson’s eleventh release – as well as getting their hands on limited edition merchandise – in the capital.

Asteroid City, the latest film from Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel director, takes place in a fictional American desert town around 1955, where the itinerary of their annual Junior Stargazer Convention does not quite go to plan…

This special pop-up exhibition at 180 The Strand celebrates every artistic detail of Anderson’s new film, in a similar way to previous pop-ups. Visitors have the opportunity to see original sets, props, miniatures, costumes and artwork featured in Asteroid City. The exhibition is accompanied by trademark Anderson sounds and visuals – so the soundtrack for visitors’ TikTok videos imagining themselves in one of his films is sorted already.

As well as experiencing the pastel-toned scenery up close and personal, there is also the chance for ticket holders to immerse themselves in the film by dining out at the film’s iconic 1950s diner, the Luncheonette. For hardcore Wes fans and collectors, exclusive vinyls of the soundtrack and the screenplay are just some of the goodies available to buy.

You can find the pop-up 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, 12pm to 7pm from 17 June – 8 July. Tickets are available to buy now, with under 12s getting in for free. If you’re stateside, don’t worry – Los Angeles locals can experience their own immersive experience at Landmark Theaters Sunset.

If you can’t wait until then to get your dose of Anderson content, the upcoming Issue 99 of Little White Lies has got you covered.

Asteroid City is released in UK and Irish cinemas on June 23.

Published 31 May 2023

Tags: Asteroid City Wes Anderson

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