The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen® series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which launched at the Coolidge in 2005. In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and its pioneering nationwide film program, the Coolidge has expanded Science on Screen to 72 cinemas nationwide.

Throughout the academic year, SoS creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages popular culture audiences—from the function of the amygdala in the zombie brains of Night of the Living Dead to how far epidemiology has come since The Andromeda Strain.

Participating Theaters

a/perture cinema

a/perture cinema

Winston-Salem, NC

Amherst Cinema

Amherst Cinema

Amherst, MA

Athena Cinema

Athena Cinema

Athens, OH

Belcourt Theatre

Belcourt Theatre

Nashville, TN

Cable Car Cinema

Cable Car Cinema

Providence, RI

Cameo Cinema

Cameo Cinema

St Helena, CA

Colonial Theatre

Colonial Theatre

Phoenixville, PA

Egyptian Theatre

Egyptian Theatre

Coos Bay, OR

Enzian Theater

Enzian Theater

Maitland, FL

Film Streams

Film Streams

Omaha, NE

FilmScene

FilmScene

Iowa City, IA

Gold Coast Arts Center

Gold Coast Arts Center

Great Neck, NY

Gorton Community Center

Gorton Community Center

Lake Forest, IL

Midwest Theater

Midwest Theater

Scottsbluff, NE

Montclair Film

Montclair Film

Montclair, NJ

O Cinema

O Cinema

Miami, FL

Old Greenbelt Theatre

Old Greenbelt Theatre

Greenbelt, MD

Philadelphia Film Society

Philadelphia Film Society

Philadelphia, PA

Pickford Film Center

Pickford Film Center

Bellingham, WA

Real Art Ways

Real Art Ways

Hartford, CT

Salina Art Center

Salina Art Center

Salina, KS

Shotgun Cinema

Shotgun Cinema

New Orleans, LA

The Art Theater

The Art Theater

Champaign, IL

The Gem

Bethel, ME

The Loft Cinema

The Loft Cinema

Tucson, AZ

The State Theatre

The State Theatre

Modesto, CA