Science on Screen®

Creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

One of our most popular programs, Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.  Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment -  even for the most science-phobic culture vulture!

For a listing of past films featured in the Coolidge's Science on Screen series, please click here.

 

Schedule and Price Info


Science on Screen programs are $14.00 regular admission, or $12.00 for seniors, students, and Museum of Science members. Members of the Coolidge Corner Theatre get FREE admission to these shows.

Science on Screen, Jr. screenings are $6 all seats.

 

Support  


Science on Screen is supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with additional support from Gesmer Updegrove LLP, Rubin Anders Scientific, and Ken Loveday and Ellen Hoffman, Brookline. Many thanks to our series co-founder Richard Anders. C0-presented by the Museum of Science.

 

National Initiative and Grants


For more information, visit scienceonscreen.org.

In 2011, the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation received a $150,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to expand Science on Screen to independent cinemas nationwide. Over the past eight years, the two organizations have awarded a total of 201 grants to 82 independent theaters for use in creating and presenting their Science on Screen programming.

In September 2018, we awarded grants totaling $229,500 to 36 independent cinemas, museums, and community groups with film programs. Each organization receives up to $8,500 to create or sustain Science on Screen programs. For more information on this initiative, including grant application guidelines and a list of grant recipients, please click here.

Please click here to learn about the upcoming 2019 National Week of Science on Screen, coming to 27 cinemas nationwide March 20 to 26, 2019.

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