If adventure has a name, it must still be Indiana Jones.

The recent fourth instalment of Steven Spielberg’s action extravaganza might have met with mixed feelings from the fans but the original 1981 classic thrilled a packed audience at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse on Sunday night.

As if the chance to see the ultimate blockbuster back on the big screen wasn’t enough, the sea of imitation fedoras and brown leather jackets was treated to a Q&A with legendary production designer Norman Reynolds and associate producer Robert Watts.

With credits between them that include both the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, they wowed the crowd with stories of filming in 125-degree heat, where to go when you need 7,500 live snakes and how to melt the face of a Nazi henchman.

The biggest cheer of the night came when the unassuming pair casually pulled two golden idols from their bag – the first, one that Harrison Ford swiped from the temple at the start of the movie, and the second, the one that Reynolds won at the Academy Awards ceremony.

He might have a few more years (and a few more miles) since audiences first met him, but Indiana Jones has aged remarkably well.