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Science on Screen: WarGames

October 6

7:00 pm

$3 to $5

1983

Rated: PG
Run Time: 1 hour 54 minutes
Classic
Science On Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment.

High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation’s nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. Once the clueless hacker comes to his senses, Lightman, with help from his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy), must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III.
Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.