Science on Screen (R), originally started by Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston, is a program that creatively pairs films with lively introduction lessons by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.
The Grand Cinema has hosted engaging Science on Screen events since 2012 and received The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grants in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Partnering Science on Screen institutions include: University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Washington Tacoma, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, the National Park Service, Pierce Community College, and others. Scheduling for Science on Screen in 2017 is ongoing, check back for final dates and information.
Past events have included:
- Life of Pi with a speaker from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium examining tiger conservation.
- Kon Tiki with a representative from the Olympic National Park speaking on tsunami debris on the Washington coast.
- Dune with a talk on the restoration of the Sediment Plateau after Removal of the Elwha Dam.