mad men: 10th anniversary screening

When The Sopranos ended its legendary run in 2007, many wondered when the next great piece of American television would arise. Mere months later Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men came to the small screen to answer that call.


This legendary drama follows a group of characters navigating personal and societal issues in the 1960s, through the lens of a Madison Avenue advertising agency. Smart, sexy, stylish, hilarious and heart breaking, Mad Men quickly became one of the biggest TV shows on the planet; winning multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTA’s and the Peabody Award for outstanding contribution to American Culture.

Pilot Light TV Festival present a special big screen 10th anniversary showing of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’, the pilot episode of Mad Men, which is widely regarded as one of best pieces of television in history.

This screening will begin with an exclusive video introduction by Scott Hornbacher (Producer of Mad Men & The Sopranos) and will be followed by a panel of Mad Men experts featuring:

  • Aisling O'Connor (Pop-Culture Writer & Playwright)

  • Dr Karen McNally (Senior Lecturer in Film and TV at London Metropolitan University)

  • Greg Walker (Festival Director - Pilot Light TV Festival) 

Who will be discussing the show, its continued relevance and legacy in television; chaired by Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance the University of Salford, UK and co-founder of Mad Men: The Conference.

tickets and passes

Single Tickets: £9 via HOME (Concessions Available) 

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Prices: £50 Standard, £40 Concession via HOME