Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Annihilation’ In Chicago

On Thursday April 23, join us at the Davis Theater as we screen ‘Annihilation.’ Plus, a live conversation with local experts.

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When: April 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Davis Theater, 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Tickets: $16 general. Note: this movie is rated R.

This event has been postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.


Science Friday is taking our radio series Science Goes To The Movies to movie theaters around the country to reveal the science behind some of our favorite films! This time, we’re teaming up with the Davis Theater to present Annihilation, the 2018 sci-fi thriller that follows a group of scientists and soldiers into a mysterious quarantined zone caused by something otherworldly.

Following the film, we will host a live conversation with local experts ready to explore the science, technology, and biology from the movie. Stay tuned for more information!

Please note: Annihilation is rated R; anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the duration of the film.


The Davis Theater is ADA accessible. Please inquire for any special assistance needs.


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