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Star Trek: The Exhibition coming to Blackpool’s Golden Mile

The new exhibition will open at the end of June.

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Star Trek: The Exhibition is coming to Blackpool from Thursday 30th June 2016 it has been announced.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: The Exhibition will take up residence on the Golden Mile. It will feature original props, costumes and scripts that have never previously been seen in Europe – many from private collectors, as well as the opportunity to step aboard a spectacular recreation of the iconic bridge from The Original Series.

The exhibition has been designed by stage designer Andrew Edwards and will be launched with a new Augmented Reality app that allows visitors to appear transported. From Friday 2nd September, Blackpool’s Illuminations will showcase a new light feature on the Golden Mile celebrating Star Trek, which will be seen from many miles into space.

Promoter Paul Gregg of Apollo Resorts Blackpool Ltd said: “After many months of negotiation, Apollo is delighted to bring a unique concept to Blackpool. This is the first time a major holiday destination anywhere in the world has celebrated a movie franchise or entertainment brand enjoying a 50 year history. Star Trek will meet all the expectations of a Blackpool visitor with an exclusive exhibition which boasts many never seen before items. A section of the world-famous illuminations will feature the much-loved captains of Star Trek. More exciting activity within the resort is yet to be announced.”

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster or from 0844 844 0444. Visit www.startrekblackpool.com for more information.

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