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

The Science on Screen® grant initiative brings science to cinemas nationwide.

The Coolidge Corner Theatre's 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.

Since 2011, Sloan has awarded the Coolidge over $4 million to develop and administer Science on Screen programs around the US through partnerships with other nonprofits. The Coolidge has in turn awarded 393 grants totaling over $2.5 million to 121 film and science-focused organizations in 44 states (plus Washington, DC) across the country.

In September 2023, 40 independent cinemas, museums, and community groups with film programs received grants totaling $245,000 for the current 2023-2024 season!

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Twenty-eight cinemas across the country took part in our 11th annual National Evening of Science on Screen on March 26, 2024. (Read more.)