Every once and a while The Coolidge Corner Theatre puts on a film as part of their “Science on Screen” initiative. Basically, they show a film and have an expert come in and give a talk somehow related to it. This past week the movie was Arsenic and Old Lace starring Cary Grant. It is an absolutely brilliant screwball comedy and totally worth a watch. I couldn’t hardly resist the chance to see it in an actual theatre. It was well worth it. The showing was entirely sold out (I actually bought the very last ticket) and seeing people of all ages enjoying this movie in a packed theatre was a really lovely experience.
And some very dirty semi-frozen snow. But we are rather used to that by now. If you haven’t been to the Coolidge I recommend a trip. It is a restored art-deco theatre in Brookline that shows independent films and often spontaneously shows things like this… I don’t really feel like I need to sell it more than that. The woman who spoke, Deborah Blum, is the author of The Poisoner’s Handbook and is passionate about how interesting arsenic is. She was very dynamic and everything she said made me want to read her book.
Me being super excited for all of this, of course. Before the showing I ate at Lee’s Burgers. It was pretty decent, although nothing absolutely spectacular.
All in all a good date to take myself on. Check out the Science on Screen program. It is really cool 🙂