A Wes Anderson Asteroid City exhibition is heading to London

Original sets, costumes, props and miniatures will all be on display. Plus, a real-life recreation of the Luncheonette, the 1950’s diner from the film.

31 May 2023

Asteroid City is coming to 180 The Strand, offering fans a chance to see the original sets, props and costumes found in Wes Anderson’s upcoming sci-fi film (which from the trailer alone, looks to be a hefty amount).

While it isn’t clear yet exactly what will be shown, notable props from the trailer include things like a jetpack, meteoroid, ray gun and other 1950’s Americana signatures, like home-made diner signs. 180 and Universal Pictures have revealed a few things audiences can expect from the immersive exhibit, such as installations displaying signature visuals and sounds and a recreation of the diner shown in the film, the Luncheonette.

180 Strand has held similar exhibitions in the past to celebrate Isle of Dogs and The French Dispatch. Objects exhibited in the latter included the famous paintings from the film created by the artist and prisoner Moses Rosenthaler (Benicio Del Toro). For this exhibition, audiences can likely expect the same level of detail Wes Anderson and his production collaborators are known for. Whether it’s crafting 3000 Mendl’s cake boxes for The Grand Budapest Hotel or designing an entirely fictional magazine for The French Dispatch.

Wes Anderson — Asteroid City launches just in time for the film to hit screens in the UK on 23 June. The exhibition runs from the earlier date of 17 June 2023 — 7 July 2023.

Wes Anderson: Asteroid City (Copyright © Universal Pictures / Focus Features, 2023)

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