Do zombies exist? Are there really 40-foot-long anacondas? Did old sci-fi movies get anything right about the 21st Century? “Finally Friday: Where Science Meets the Cinema” explores the often wacky intersection between science fact and Hollywood fiction!

At Finally Friday, A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer provides a fun night of trivia and tongue-in-cheek commentary on movies and films from his vault of 24,000 films. Movies are complemented by experts and hands-on science stations related to each night’s theme.

Dinner, drinks (including NC beer and wine) and popcorn will be available to buy before the show. Doors open at 5:30pm with food, drink and science stations available. Movie and presentations start at 7pm.

Finally Friday programs are recommended for ages 12 and up.

Admission: $5/person, $2 for Museum members

Finally Friday Schedule


July 20: The Fifth Element

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August 31: Total Recall (1990)                           

This movie will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse in Raleigh

September 28: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

November 30: The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 28: WALL-E


January 18: Mars Attacks!

Past Finally Friday Films

February 2017: The Incredible Journey
March 2017: Gamera (1965)
April 2017: Westworld (1973)
May 2017: Jurassic Park
June 2017: X-Men
July 2017: Ladyhawke
August 2017: Jaws
September 2017: Twister
October 2017: Ghostbusters
November 2017: The Goonies
December 2017: Big Hero 6
January 2018: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
March 2018: Young Frankenstein
April 2018: Tremors
May 2018: Blade Runner (1982)
June 2018: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl