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Museum of Nature & Science to Host a Sci-Fi Summer Film Series 2018

Screen science fiction films with a scientist.

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will present three films at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., this summer. Admission to the three films is free, and a special guest host will discuss the science versus fiction of each film during a brief introduction before the film begins at 7 p.m.

Doors at the theatre will open at 6 p.m. on movie nights. The schedule includes:

June 12: “The Andromeda Strain.” A deadly extraterrestrial virus is brought to Earth when a research satellite crashes near a tiny Arizona town. Everyone in the community dies within days, except for a baby and an “insulated” drunk. The movie is rated G.

June 26: “Big Hero 6.” A young tech whiz, named Hiro, must save his city with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, and his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred. The movie is rated PG.

August 14: “Jaws.” An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman, and a marine biologist realize they’re “gonna need a bigger boat” to battle the bloodthirsty beast. The movie is rated PG.

Admission is free to all City museums. The Museum of Nature & Science is at 411 N. Main St. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Visitors to the museums can enjoy special summer hours from June through August when the museums are open until 8 p.m. every Wednesday.

For information, visit the City’s museums website or call 575/522-3120. For information about the theatre, call 575/541-2290.