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Sci-Nema: The Music Box And The Field Museum Team Up For Movie Night

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 18, 2014 3:30PM

Photo credit: Jim Watkins
Just walking in the doors of the Music Box Theatre is a treat in its own right.

It hearkens back to a time when going to a movie was more than a time-filler or a good way to not have to worry about too much time and not enough to say on a first date. It was built in 1929, and, unlike other movie palaces of the time, dedicated solely to the art of film, with the goal of transforming a trip to movies into a night under the stars in Tuscany.

But we don’t rest on our laurels around here, and neither do they. The Music Box has teamed up with The Field Museum to bring you Field Trips: Cinema Science. The series is already in full swing, having kicked off with Jurassic Park.

Each event features a different lecturer who will appear after the film to discuss some of the common themes and how they relate to their fields. The next show for this series will be on Sunday, Nov. 9 at noon. The movie will be Raiders of the Lost Ark, and after the credits roll on the classic, attendees will be able to discuss the film and ideas surrounding it with Bill Parkinson, the Field Museum’s Associate Curator of Eurasian Anthropology.

Tickets are only $10. For a night full of popcorn, cinema and learning…we’d say it’s a damn good deal.