Next: Tue 20 Sep, 7:30pm

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

Tuesday 20 September – Saturday 29 October 2016

The Field Museum heads to the Music Box Theatre on a few field trips! These educational and entertaining events combine film and cinema and go behind Hollywood. Join us to delve into the reality and science behind the silver screen!

Upcoming Events:
Stand By Me – Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30pm
The Mummy – Saturday, October 29th at Noon

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special series of film screenings dedicated to diving into the science behind some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters. For each of these screenings The Field Museum will bring science professionals and lecturers to the Music Box Theatre to introduce the films and provide a forum for discussion following the film. So grab your backpack and your notebook for this amazing series that partners two great Chicago Institutions!


Stand By Me – Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30pm
Featuring a discussion with Alison Paul, Youth Conservation Action Coordinator

Alison Paul is an environmental educator, wilderness enthusiast, and The Field Museum’s Youth Conservation Action Coordinator. Alison has worked in a range of formal and informal educational settings from Colombia to Chicago in order to support the next generation of knowledgeable, passionate, and engaged environmental leaders. Join her for an evening of learning why it’s so important for kids and adults to spend time outdoors and why Chicago is one of the best places to do so.

The Mummy – Saturday, October 29th at Noon
Featuring a discussion with Cassie Pontone, Assistant Collections Manager of the Anthropology Collections

Cassie Pontone is an Assistant Collections Manager of the Anthropology Collections at The Field Museum. Cassie works closely with the local Filipino American community to co-curate The Field’s collection of over 10,000 objects from the Philippines, connecting living culture to 20th century material objects. The Mummy is Cassie’s all time favorite film—it’s full of action, humor, historical inaccuracies, and it also provides an excellent opportunity to discuss cultural representation.


Tuesday, September 20th

  • 7:30pm: Stand By Me

Saturday, October 29th

  • 12:00pm: The Mummy


Tickets are $11 each
Music Box Member Tickets are $7


Stand By Me (1986)

directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman in English

After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O’Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys’ adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives, and an unforgettable two-day trek turns into an odyssey of self-discovery.

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The Mummy (1999)

directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah in English

The Mummy is a rousing, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters unwittingly set loose a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror, which is embodied in the vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead.

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