Darwin Trivia & MST3K Movie Night

By Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium (other events)

Saturday, February 8 2020 7:30 PM 10:00 PM EDT

Saturday February 8, 2020: Darwin Trivia & MST3K Movie Night

Doors Open: 7:15p.m. Program Begins: 7:30p.m.

Arlington Mill Community Center Room 418
909 S Dinwiddie St
Arlington, VA 22204
(Free parking in the garage below the community center)

February’s programming brings attention to naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin’s contributions to science. Darwin Day is observed in the United States and throughout the world.

To commemorate Darwin Day, Friends of the David M. Brown Planetarium will be hosting a Darwin-themed Trivia Night. Following the 30-minute trivia session, a 1950s B-movie, “The Giant Gila Monster,” presented by the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) will be shown.

MST3K features a man and his robot sidekicks who are trapped on a satellite in space and forced to watch a selection of terrible movies, especially science fiction B-movies. The space travelers keep a hilarious running commentary going on during the film, making fun of its flaws and wisecracking their way through it in the style of a movie theater peanut gallery. (

Target audience: 14 and up
Film run time:  95 minutes   

Donation: $5 per person


Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring snacks/food for yourself, but no alcoholic beverages are permitted at this event facility.

In the event of inclement weather, please call (703) 228-4715 prior to heading out to check on the building operating status.

Mailing Address

Friends of the Planetarium P.O. Box 7029 Arlington, VA 22207