Don’t Lick That Doorknob: Contagion, Movie & Science Talk

A special screening of movie Contagion with commentary by microbiologist Dr. Bob Siegel

Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet.

Your evening begins at 6:30 in the lounge of San Francisco’s luxurious Variety Preview Theater with great conversation and a cash bar.

Then, at 7:30, take limitless free popcorn to plush theater seating for a special screening of “Contagion”.

Finally, at about 9 o’clock, Prof. of Microbiology and Immunology, Dr. Bob Siegel will provide his insights on the movie real world implications of such a threat.

More Info & Tix:

All proceeds benefit Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California and Wonderfest, the Bay Area Beacon of Science.

WHAT: Don’t Lick That Doorknob: A special screening of Contagion with commentary by microbiologist Dr. Bob Siegel 

WHO: Kate Winslet & Matt Damon (on screen) and Dr. Bob Siegel (in person), Assoc. Prof. of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University 

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013; doors open at 6:30; movie begins at 7:30. 

WHERE: Variety Preview Theater, The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor, 582 Market Street at 2nd & Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94107

HOW: $20 donation to support Wonderfest and Variety Children’s Charity. Reception lounge and plush theater seating for only 49 attendees. Cash bar and candy for sale; popcorn for FREE. 



WHY: Because we’re curious creatures … who support science (Wonderfest) and children (Variety).

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  • Leora

    hey there
    how will we recognize each other?

    September 21, 2013

    • Tucker H.

      I'll be the guy running around trying to make sure that the movie projects properly, and trying to make sure that our speaker, Dr. Siegel, has all the A/V equipment he needs. Also, you can refer to the thumbnail image at left; I'm the one in the less colorful hat. 8-)

      September 21, 2013

  • Angela

    Is this movie closed-captioned?

    September 21, 2013

    • Tucker H.

      I'm embarrassed to say that I won't know until 7 o'clock tonight. I'm sorry.

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could come, sounds like a great event. I am sad I have to work!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Leora

    great movie,
    excited to hear the lecture!!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Karen

    I was an extra in this film but they cut my scene :(

    1 · August 26, 2013

    • Karen

      Just one of the masses - filing into Candlestick park to get vaccinated. They cut the whole scene, but I did see Jude Law up close and he said hi :)

      1 · September 3, 2013

    • Eric

      glad it wasn't one of the sick or dead ;)

      September 3, 2013

  • Tucker H.

    Excitement about this event is already INFECTIOUS. But please note that tickets MUST be purchased. RSVPing is not enough.

    August 19, 2013

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