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Mega-Bad Movie The Fly, May 21

PHILADELPHIA, April 8, 2015

Marking its fifth year of presenting “awesomely awful” science fiction movies, the next Mega-Bad Movie Night at Philly’s natural history museum features its first all-female panel of commentators—including a local celebrity—and the 1986 horror classic The Fly. The big event takes place Thursday, May 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m.

Kennedy Allen, actress, journalist and host of the award-winning weekly podcast Black Tribbles, will lead the panel of hilarious experts at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as they offer quips and sidesplitting comments on the many scientific absurdities of the film. Think Mystery Science Theater 3000.

The other witty panelists are Christine Danowsky, the Academy’s camp coordinator and teacher-naturalist, and Ellen Wildner, a Drexel University senior studying biology and volunteering in the Academy’s Malacology Department.

The Fly is about the brilliant but eccentric scientist Seth Brundle, played by Jeff Goldblum, who begins to transform into a giant man-fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes terribly wrong.

Besides the movie, the evening features the museum exhibits including the special exhibit Animal Grossology, a display of specimens from the Academy’s research collection, live animal encounters, beer, wine, and complimentary snacks. Oh, and you can make your own slime to take home.

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