Science fiction cinema is on tap through August as part of OMSI's 2018 Sci-Fi Film Festival




Science fiction cinema as both art and insight into popular thinking on the future is celebrated at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's 2018 Sci-Fi Film Festival.

From Aug. 8 through Aug. 26 the festival will showcase more than 20 of science fiction's most memorable films on the Empirical Theater's giant four-story screen.

From 1950's classics such as Forbidden Planet to recent favorites like Ready Player One, the festival has films sure to entice a wide cross section of sci-fi fans.

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For the first time, OMSI's popular Reel Science and Reel Eats events are also part of the festival.

Portland professor, author, and astrophysicist Ethan Siegel speaks at the Aug. 8 Reel Science featuring the Michael J. Fox hit Back to the Future, while the Aug. 23 Reel Eats pairs a playfully designed tasting menu of 10-12 bites with Ridley Scott's iconic Blade Runner.

Additionally, the must-see lineup includes an assortment of curated film combinations.

Alex Garland Night on Aug. 16 spotlights Ex Machina and Annihilation with a David Lynch double feature of Dune and Eraserhead on tap for the following evening.

Plus, attendees to Robot Theater on Saturday evening Aug. 18 receive free passes to OMSI's current feature exhibition Robot Revolution.

For a full list of other can't miss and terrific films during the festival, please visit

Festival Passes

Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy an exclusive Festival pass and save.

Pass holders receive admission to 40 festival screenings including the Aug. 8 Reel Science featuring a screening of Back to the Future and a talk by Portland's favorite astrophysicist Ethan Siegel.

Pass holders also receive a discount to OMSI's popular Reel Eats experience, a cinematic and culinary convergence.

The Aug. 23 Reel Eats features Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

Festival passes are priced at:

> $30 Adult / $25 Senior (63+) & Youth (3-13)

> Add $25 to any pass for admission to the August 23 Reel Eats screening of Blade Runner.

OMSI members receive $3 off any pass option


Tickets are available for individual shows and may be purchased online at, at the OMSI front desk, or by phone at 503-797-4000.

$7 Adult |?$6 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)

OMSI members receive $1 off

Individual tickets for the August 23 Reel Eats screening of Blade Runner are $30 for all ages.


Wednesday, August 8

6:30 pm - Back to the Future – Reel Science presents the Robert Zemeckis film classic with a presentation by Portland professor, author, and astrophysicist Ethan Siegel on "The Science of Traveling To The Future.... And Back. "

Thursday, August 9

6:30pm - Soylent Green

8:15pm - Aliens

Friday, August 10

6:00pm - They Live

7:45pm - 12 Monkeys

10:00pm - Deadpool 2

Saturday, August 11

5:00pm - Galaxy Quest

6:45pm - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

9:15pm - Aliens

Sunday, August 12

4:00pm - Galaxy Quest

6:00pm - Back to the Future

8:00pm - Avengers: Infinity War

Monday, August 13

5:30pm - Ready Player One

8:00pm - They Live

Tuesday, August 14

5:15pm - Soylent Green

Wednesday, August 15

6:00pm - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

8:30pm - 12 Monkeys

Thursday, August 16

6:30pm - Annihilation

8:30pm - Ex Machina

Friday, August 17

5:00pm - Avengers: Infinity War

8:00pm - Dune

10:30pm - Eraserhead

Saturday, August 18

5:00pm - Forbidden Planet

6:45pm - A.I.

9:00pm - Ex Machina

Sunday, August 19

5:00pm - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

7:15pm - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Monday, August 20

5:00pm - Deadpool 2

7:00pm - Forbidden Planet

8:45pm - A.I.

Tuesday, August 21

No Screenings

Wednesday, August 22

6:30pm - Alphaville

8:15pm - Dune

Thursday, August 23

7:00pm - Blade Runner (Final Cut) – Reel Eats presents Blade Runner accompanied by a 10-12 curated bites arranged in numbered boxes matching key moments in the film.

Friday, August 24

5:30pm -The Last Starfighter

7:45pm - The Matrix

10:30pm - Eraserhead

Saturday, August 25

5:00pm - The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

7:00pm - Blade Runner (Final Cut)

9:15pm - Blade Runner 2049

Sunday, August 26

5:00pm - The Last Starfighter

7:00pm - The Matrix

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