2024 Sci-Fi Film Festival 


OMSI Announces 2024 Sci-Fi Film Festival Starting March 29

Media Contact: Annemarie Eayrs
aeayrs@omsi.edu | P: 503-797-4510


[PORTLAND, Ore – March 18, 2024] – Entertaining. Inspirational. Thought-provoking. Science fiction cinema as both art and insight into popular thinking on the future is celebrated at OMSI’s 2024 Sci-Fi Film Festival.

For eight weeks this spring, the festival will showcase over 40 of science fiction’s most memorable films on the Empirical Theater’s giant four-story screen. From genre classics such as 2001: A Space Odyssey to more recent favorites like Everything Everywhere All at Once, the festival’s offerings are sure to appeal to science fiction fans of all ages and interests.

The Festival will open with a special showing of Fifth Element. Tickets to opening night include movie snacks, a beverage, door prizes, and more! The film festival concludes with a Closing Night Festival Celebration featuring the premiere of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

“Science Fiction films have always been a staple in our culture, reflecting both our anxieties and our hopes for the future, “said Russ Repp, Vice President of Marketing and Retail at OMSI. “This film festival is a celebration of the genre, of its range, its craft, and its place at the heart of modern storytelling.”

Tickets & Pricing

Plan on attending multiple shows? Buy an exclusive Festival Pass and save! Enjoy access to all festival screenings, our opening and closing night celebrations, and priority seating. Plus, a complimentary museum admission voucher for one (a $19 value) valid March 30 – June 30!

Learn more and purchase your festival passes here.


With the exception of the Opening Night and Closing Night events, tickets are available for individual Festival shows as follows: $8 Adult / $7 Senior (63+) /$6.50 Youth (3-13).

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums and a trusted educational resource for communities throughout Oregon and the region. Through museum exhibitions, public programs, outdoor programs, traveling exhibitions, digital learning, and learning research and design, OMSI nourishes a lifelong love of science, curiosity and learning among its diverse audiences. The upcoming OMSI District – a collaboration of local, Tribal and regional government entities, nonprofits and businesses – will be a one-of-a-kind neighborhood with innovation, culture and science learning at its heart. OMSI is located at 1945 S.E. Water Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu. Connect with the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.