Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Saturday, September 26
REAL GENIUS outdoor screening

About the Event

Rice Cinema presents:

BYOChair Movie Night

Outdoor screening
Saturday, September 26 @ 7 PM
Lot 6 (behind Rice Media Center)


Join VADA and Rice Cinema for round two in the outdoor screening series this fall. We invite you to bring a chair, snacks, and all things cozy to enjoy a fun film outdoors.


Real Genius
USA, 2007, 106 min
Director: Martha Coolidge

When science whiz Mitch Taylor (Gabe Jarret) arrives at Pacific Tech as a freshman, he’s paired up with genius senior Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) to work on a laser project. Mitch initially doesn’t care for Knight’s slacker attitude, but is eventually won over, and their friendship allows them to make new progress on the laser project. It’s only when the boys learn that the government intends to use the laser as a weapon that they start to question what they’ve actually been working for.


Lot 6 opens: 7:00 PM
Entry cutoff time: 7:45 PM
Film begins: 8:00 PM
Film ends: 10:00 PM

Parking available in West Lot 4 at a reduced rate of $5. Credit card required.

Ticket reservations are on a ‘first come first served’ basis. 

Rice Cinema asks all guests to abide by Rice University’s COVID-19 safety protocols of wearing a facial mask and maintaining social distancing.

In the event of rain the screening will be moved indoors and capacity will be reduced to meet safety protocols. Seats will be offered to attendees based on submission date of their reservation.

Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Parking Lot 6