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Science Goes to the Movies, from 'Frankenweenie' Science Fairs to Science on Screen Grants for Indie Theaters

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 31, 2012 at 4:26PM

Theaters and distributors are figuring out innovative ways to make movies into events, from non-profit cinemas to the mighty Mouse House. Science is the lure for both the burgeoning Science on Screen program and Disney's "Frankenweenie."
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Athena Cinema, Athens, OH

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Brooklyn, NY

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA

California Film Institute, San Rafael, CA

Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA

Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY

Civic Theatre of Allentown, Allentown, PA

Grand Cinema, Tacoma, WA

Maiden Alley Cinema, Paducah, KY

Media Arts Center San Diego, San Diego, CA

Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI

Nickelodeon, Columbia, SC

Provincetown Film Society, Provincetown, MA

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

SIFF Cinema, Seattle, WA

State Theatre, Traverse City, MI

State Theatre of Modesto, Modesto, CA

Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.