The Wallace Theater in Levelland will host its first “Reel Talk” event Wednesday in downtown Levelland. The event is in conjunction with the science department at South Plains College.
The event begins with a screening of the 1997 film, “Contact,” starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. Following the film, Dr. Kim Bouldin, associate professor of physics at SPC and David Hobbs, professor of physics at SPC, will host a short presentation. The audience will have an opportunity to stargaze outside the theater using telescopes, focused on the moon and planets, including Jupiter and Saturn.
Dr. Bouldin and Professor Hobbs are teaching classes this semester at SPC where students are learning about the life cycle of stars and galaxies, and their functions in the overall universe.
“Come see the moons of Jupiter and Saturn’s rings,” said Hobbs. “It is one thing to see pictures, another to see it through a real telescope.”
Tickets for the event are $5 and can be purchased online at wallacetheater.com, or at the door. The theater is located at 823 Houston Street. The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. and is expected to conclude around 8:45 p.m. Concession for the event include movie popcorn, candy, sodas, beer and wine.
The “Reel Talk” series at the Wallace Theater will continue next month with a screening of “Little Shop of Horrors,” and a presentation by Kristin Bingham, associate professor of biology at SPC.
We invite you to join us for an enjoyable evening of movies and an opportunity to see the details of the creators on the moon,” said Alycyn Keeling, executive director at the Wallace Theater.