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STEVE MINER | USA | 1999 | 82 MIN | R
A picturesque lake in backwoods Maine is hardly the place you’d expect to find a giant, saltwater crocodile, but that’s just the first of many surprises in action thriller Lake Placid. The fearsome reptile is no ordinary croc—it’s a 30-foot long behemoth with a taste for human flesh. It’s up to a team led by Game officer Jack Wells (Bill Pullman), grumpy sheriff Hank Keough (Brendan Gleeson), and paleontologist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda) to put an end to the creature’s reign of terror with their limbs intact. Darkly comedic, gleefully gory, and knowingly ridiculous, this landlocked update of Jaws will have viewers rethinking their upcoming Maine vacations and seeing Betty White in an entirely new light.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Betty White
“Has an easygoing sense of fun, along with one of the more memorable movie monsters of recent years.” –Salon
Screening is followed by presentation with Dinosaur Hall Coordinator at the Academy of Natural Sciences Jason Poole.
The Science on Screen® program pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages audiences of all backgrounds.
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The Prince Theater Black Box is now screening special film programming and newly released feature films thanks to state-of-the-art upgrades.
Enjoy intimate and casual cabaret style seating with light refreshments and snacks while watching the latest blockbuster film or indie darling. Seating is not reserved, though our ushers will help you find a table that best accommodates your group.