REEL Science Film Series

"Sci" meets "fi" at the Adler Planetarium's REEL Science!

Have you ever wondered what warp drive might be like? Or why spacecraft in movies are always right-side up? The Adler Planetarium’s REEL Science Film Series is back by popular demand to answer these very questions and those that you didn’t even think to ask!

The REEL Science Film Series combines cinematic favorites with science conversations about the film—providing a unique opportunity to discuss the facts vs. the creative liberties taken in Hollywood.

Designed to appeal to moviegoers, science enthusiasts and families alike, this five-series event begins again this fall and will continue into the new year.

Tickets include: pre-show trivia, a post show discussion, and a Q&A session with a panel of Adler astronomers.

Screening Schedule
5:30 pm – Doors to the Johnson Star Theater open
6:00-9:00 pm – Refreshments available for purchase
6:00-6:30 pm – Pre-show trivia
6:30-8:30 pm – Movie Runs
8:30-9:15/9:30 pm – Post-show talk with Adler astronomer(s)

Please note the ratings on each of the films below. Parental discretion is advised.


Ticket Pricing*
$22 General Admission Adult
$15 Member Adult
$10 Child (up to age 11)

*Ticket prices are the same for advance sales and day-of at the Box Office


No upcoming showtimes.

Free movie theatre-style popcorn included with admission generously provided by: