-SOLD OUT- Retrofuture: Celebrating a Future That Never Was with BBC Future’s Matt Novak

Join Atlas Obscura and BBC Future’s Matt Novak for retro cocktails at his first-ever gallery installation set in the future seen through the eyes of the past. A romp through retrofuturism will transport us to a world ruled by airships, pneumatic tubes, and space elevators.

Los Angeles, California

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Come out to the beautiful Arclight Theatre in Hollywood for cocktails and a look at the future through the eyes of the past.

Atlas Obscura and BBC Future present Matt Novak’s first-ever exhibit of his private collection of ephemera, advertising, and objects showcasing yesterday's visions for the future.

The evening will feature complimentary cocktails and an introduction to the collection by Matt Novak and a projected multimedia presentation of vintage advertisements, news clips and predictions of futures that never came to pass. 

This will be Matt Novak's first public exhibition of his unparalleled collection which includes original animation art from The Jetsons, Cold War survivalism supplies, and a working version of the world's first practical videophone. 

Limited space available. Ticket doesn’t guarantee entry. General Admission on a First Come, First Served Basis.


05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Attendance limit

Hosted by

Matt Novak


ArcLight Cinema Hollywood
6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90028, USA