PC - Bugs & Beer, 9/25
Digital Gym Cinema

Join the Producers Club at
Digital Gym Cinema for

Bugs & Beer

KPBS Arts & Culture Reporter and Cinema Junkie blogger Beth Accomando
invites you to Digital Gym Cinema for pizza & beer,
a lecture by entomologist Dr. Michael Wall, and film screening of the
original 1958 American science fiction horror film

The Fly


Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6:00–9:00 p.m.

 Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104


$10 per person
Pizza & beer included.
Beer provided by Lightning Brewery.

A message from Beth!

Dear Producer Club Members,

I am thrilled to be hosting Bugs and Beer on September 25th, and bringing together a sci-fi classic film, local craft beer, and the wildly entertaining and informative entomologist Dr. Michael Wall from TheNAT.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Wall when TheNAT had its Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders exhibit. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/0B49hjPFtz4

Then I spoke with him about bugs and movies: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/mar/07/rants-and-raves-bugs/

That gave me the idea of screening the 1958 sci-fi classic The Fly (starring Vincent Price and just digitally remastered), and having him come to talk about bugs and the “science” in the film. He’ll be bringing some bugs from the museum archives (relax these are all supposed to be dead specimens) and answer any questions you might have about the bug world.

And to make the event go down smoother, we will have a beer tasting from Lightning Brewery, and a chance to meet owner and head brewer Dr. James Crute. Plus some insect inspired cupcakes, and prize packs featuring the digitally remastered The Fly, which comes out on Bluray for the first time on September 10 from 20th Century Fox.

This event will be held at The Digital Gym Cinema, the new micro cinema inside the Media Arts Center at 29th and El Cajon Blvd. It’s a lovely and cozy 50 seat theater, perfect for an intimate evening with insects.

I hope you will join me for a fun evening of Bugs and Beer.

You can also check out my NPR feature with Dr. Wall talking about how the video game The Last of Us was inspired by the insect world: http://www.npr.org/2013/08/05/209265295/zombie-video-game-draws-inspiration-from-real-fungus


Michael Wall, Ph.D., San Diego Natural History Museum
Dr. Wall is passionate about collections-based research and regional exploration. In 2008, Dr. Wall coordinated the SDNHM’s first-ever BioBlitz in which 1035 species were discovered in Balboa Park over a 24-hour period. He is currently working to develop online resources that will increase public accessibility to the Museum’s rich biological collections.

The Fly (1958) When a scientist (David [Al] Hedison) attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife (Patricia Owens) and his brother (Vincent Price) can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment.

To purchase tickets, click the "Buy Tickets" icon at the bottom of the page. 


For more information, contact Jennifer Majors at jmajors@kpbs.org or call (619) 594-6374.

Directions to Digital Gym Cinema at Media Arts Center San Diego:

From the I-8:

  • Take I-805 S
  • Take the El Cajon Blvd. exit
  • Turn right onto El Cajon Blvd.
  • Destination will be on the right, 2921 El Cajon Blvd.

Parking: Metered parking on El Cajon Blvd. w/ street parking on Kansas or 30th St


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Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Digital Gym Cinema
2921 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

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