After Dark: Extended Cinemas

Thursday, March 6, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Exploratorium Pier 15

$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members

Adults Only (18+)

Note: A ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Immerse yourself in visual storytelling that extends beyond theater walls to expand the possibilities of cinema. Look for film installations flickering under glass, follow your nose to a “smell-o-vision” presentation by the Lost & Found Film Club, and get a feel for films projected onto fog by the Oddball Film Archives. Experiment with shadow puppets and early experiments in moving images, and help make a crowd-sourced film. With live performances by Kerry Laitala and the Overdub Club and a special presentation on cinema’s emotional influence by UC Berkeley professor Arthur Shimamura, this is a movie night not to be missed!



Psychocinematics: Cognition at the Movies
With Arthur Shimamura
7:00 p.m.
Kanbar Forum

Smelluloid: Commercials Stink!
With the Lost & Found Film Club
6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

Fog Projections
With Oddball Films
7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Outdoor Gallery

Trip the Light Fantastic
With Kerry Laitala and Neal Johnson
6:45 and 7:45 p.m.
Black Box, West Gallery

The Overdub Club
9:00 p.m.
Kanbar Forum


Shadow Puppet Workshop
With Daniel Barash
6:30–9:30 p.m.
South Window, Crossroads Gallery

Light Play
With Tinkering Studio Staff
6:30–9:30 p.m.
South Gallery

Thaumatropes and Phenakistoscopes
With Explorables
6:30–9:30 p.m.
East Gallery

15 Seconds of Fame
With the Explainers
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Central Gallery Classrooms
Screening at 9:30 p.m. in the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio


6:00–10:00 p.m.
Central Gallery

Sync (2011)
By Max Hattler
6:00–10:00 p.m.
Central Gallery

Ghost Horse (2004)
By Michael Brown
6:00–10:00 p.m.
East Corridor

Wrapped Around the Screw (2001)
By Thad Povey
6:00–10:00 p.m.
East Corridor

Screensaver (2013)
By Jodie Mack
6:00–10:00 p.m.
East Corridor

Worke (1991)
By Michael Rudnick
6:00–10:00 p.m.
East Corridor


1923 aka Heaven (2010) and 1925 aka Hell (2010)
By Max Hattler
6:00–10:00 p.m.
Mind Cinema, West Gallery

Eye Test (2013)
By 2x4
6:00–10:00 p.m.
West Gallery