The Athena Cinema presents a special screening of the Buster Keaton classic “The General,” with live improvised musical accompaniment by Sean Parsons, and guest speaker, Engineering Professor Timothy Cyders, PhD. Prior to the film, Cyders will give a special presentation on the topic of “Predicting Failure.” He will speak about engineering design and safety/engineering failure. The Athena’s Science on Screen program, started in 2012, is a series of events pairing feature films and documentaries with presentations by acclaimed scientific experts and technological innovators. Patrons are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes before show time to secure a seat in advance. Due to the nature of this event, late entry will not be permitted. Tickets are available now and may be picked up in person at the theater.


  • Occurred Thursday, June 13th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Athena Cinema

South Court Street