Sunday, January 14: Little Shop of Horrors (1986) 

  • 6pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • Doors open at 5:30pm
  • $10 for Adults
  • $7 for Students with ID
  • Featuring: Roger Hangarter, Distinguished Professor of Biology with activities presented by WonderLab before the film.

Professor Hangarter will be speaking on carnivorous plants, and introduce the 1986 classic Little Shop of Horrors, about a nerdy florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed!

Individual Event Tickets can be purchased:

Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American horror comedy musical film directed by Frank Oz. It is an adaptation of the 1982 off-Broadway musical of the same name by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, which is itself an adaptation of the 1960 film The Little Shop of Horrors by director Roger Corman. The film, which centers on a floral shop worker who discovers a sentient carnivorous plant that feeds on human blood, stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and the voice of Levi Stubbs. The film also features special appearances by Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest and Bill Murray. It was released by Warner Bros. on December 19, 1986. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including comic horror violence, substance abuse, language and sex references.

Roger Hangarter is a Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of Biology at Indiana University. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and did postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois, Urbana. Prior to joining Indiana University, Dr. Hangarter was Associate Professor of Botany at The Ohio State University. He has served as a Program Officer for the National Science Foundation, USDA, and DOE grant programs. He also served in numerous leadership roles for the American Society of Plant Biologists (including the role of the Society’s President). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Dr. Hangarter has served on several Editorial Boards and won many  awards including Teaching Awards from the ASPB and the Botanical Society of America, a MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources, the Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Award from the NSF and AAAS, and an Emmy Award for Photography (Great Lakes Region).

Doors open 30 minutes before the movie to enjoy activities presented by WonderLab.

Presented in Partnership: Part of the Solar Eclipse Series presented by the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, WonderLab and Science on the Screen.The Science on Screen® initiative brings science to cinemas nationwide and is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This series puts together creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.