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First Thursday Movie Night-Particle Fever

The First Thursday of the month will be movie night at the Michigan Theater. Movie and time will be posted when announced by the theater/

[FYI: If you sign up for a Premier membership ($130) to the Michigan Theater, you get 2 free tickets to a movie on the first Monday or Thursday of each month.]


Particle Fever  7:30pm

Part of the Science on Screen series.

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. Physicists from all over the world in search of the theoretical Higgs particle gathered together to collaborate on the planning and construction of the 18-mile long super-collider at CERN in Switzerland, which was 20 years in the making. The idea was to recreate conditions immediately after the Big Bang, allowing us to move several steps closer to an understanding of the origin of matter. Physicist-turned-filmmaker Mark Levinson was there with his cameras when the collider went online, and he found a way of approaching the experiment as an epic adventure story, involving multiple setbacks, mysteries and – according to hysterical press accounts – the possible end of the world as we know it. The final film, brilliantly edited by Walter Murch, is truly a thrill a minute.

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  • Anne C.

    I had a lot of fun and the movie was so interesting. The concepts are truly mind-boggling and I liked the people who came. :-)

    April 3, 2014

  • JoelG

    Fun Movie

    1 · April 3, 2014

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