I love it when cool, region-exclusive events expand to a wider audience. The Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston has a program called Science on Screen, which pairs movies with related lectures on the sciences. For instance, in this video from 2009, you can watch a Harvard psychologist talk about the neuroanatomy of zombies before a showing of Night of the Living Dead. Pretty fabulous. Now, thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Science on Screen series is going to expand to 6-8 other non-profit theaters nationwide. No word yet on which theaters will get the series, but I'll keep you updated.