The MIT Lecture Series Committee has been bringing quality entertainment to the MIT campus since 1944. In 1950 our popular film program began. Over the years, we have kept at the forefront of cinema technology, featuring four-track magnetic surround sound when monaural sound was the norm. Thus was born the phrase "IN STEREO!" -- an in-joke in the MIT community (come to an LSC movie and find out why).
Today, LSC features state-of-the-art digital motion picture projection on a 26'x13' screen and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, with over 9000 watts of amplification in addition to a newly revived 35 mm projection series with a two-projector changeover system. Our weekly films showcase a diverse selection of Hollywood blockbusters, foreign and independent film, and the best of classic cinema.
From time to time, LSC also features special events such as the Science Fiction Marathon, advance screenings of films not yet released to theaters, lectures by famous personalities, concerts, and more.