Film: Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey @ The Swedenborg Society

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Film: Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey @ The Swedenborg Society


Yup, you read that correctly. On the face of it, one of the strangest pairings of venue and film imaginable sees the fusty Bloomsbury institution screening this wacky teen-comedy from the early 90s. It actually makes a lot of sense when you learn more about Emanuel Swedenborg, whose work the Society promotes. Swedenborg was a scientist-cum-philosopher-cum theologian who made up a lot of, like, totally bogus stuff about heaven and hell, two realms which our eponymous heroes explore with such charm and enthusiasm in the film. We've all seen it before, of course, but never in the hall of a Grade II-listed Georgian town house. Plus, there's a third Bill & Ted film in the works, so this is a good time to revisit the lives and deaths of Messrs Logan and Preston (Esq.). Screening takes place on 1 October at 7pm and entrance is free. To get tickets, email

Last Updated 24 September 2010


Also, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey spoofs many scenes from The Seventh Seal, directed by Swedenborg's compatriot, Ingmar Bergman. It all makes sense, in a roundabout kind of way...