To Do Today: Free Outdoor Screening of Tremors on the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Latest installment of the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series
A free outdoor showing of the cult classic Tremors (1990), part of the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series.
Tonight at 8 pm. Rain date is July 14.
Wharf District Park (along Atlantic Avenue, between Milk and India Streets) on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.
Why should I go?
This month, the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series will show the 1990 sci-fi/horror film Tremors. This box office bomb-turned-cult-classic tells the story of two handymen and a seismology student who discover their small desert town of Perfection, Nev., is infested with giant man-eating worms. The group must fight for survival. Tremors stars Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Reba McEntire.
Science on Screen films are introduced by local experts in science, medicine, and technology, who connect current scientific research or technological advances to the movie’s content. Before the film, Paul Strother, a Boston College research professor who teaches courses on the origins of life and paleontology, will discuss how organisms like those depicted in Tremors evolved. Strother studies fossil organisms, including holozoans, euglenids, and butterflies, for insight into the evolution of life-forms on Earth.
Come back on August 10 to watch Fast Five (the fifth installment of the theater’s Fast & Furious series), the program’s last movie of the summer.