Reel Science: This Is Spinal Tap

DEC 9 | 6:30-9:30PM

With Dan Wenger, Division Dean, Arts & Professions, PCC, Cascade Campus

Doors Open @ 6:15PM



6:30-7:30PM | Lecture and Q&A: The Sound of Heavy Metal

7:30PM | Movie (Duration: 82 mins. | Rating: R)



A spoof about a filmmaker making a documentary about a once-famous, now almost forgotten British heavy metal band returning to the United States after 17 years for a concert tour.

Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.




Celebrating the intersection of music and movies, the Empirical presents a three-month long series of music influenced cinema, from concerts and documentaries to feature-length films. Designed to complement OMSI's latest exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World, the Music + Film Series encompasses a wide variety of music cinema with artists from Green Day to Glen Campbell and features from The Sound of Music to The Blues Brothers.


The Willamette Week hails this line-up as "one of the best music-based film series in recent memory."


Music + Film Pass | Single show tickets are $7 adult, $6 youth/senior. Viewers interested in attending multiple screenings have the option of purchasing a Music + Film pass for $30 adult, $25 senior or youth. OMSI Members receive a $5 discount. Passes may be purchased at the OMSI box office or by telephone at 503-797-4000.