Coolidge celebrates national ‘Science on Screen’ night

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Pulitzer-winning science writer Deborah Blum was the expert at Monday night’s “Science on Screen” showing of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Bloom wrote “The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York,” making her just the right person to take on the Frank Capra classic. Monday was national “Science on Screen” night, which meant that 22 moviehouses across the country hosted similar science-themed screenings with commentary from experts. The Coolidge started the program 10 years ago and brought it to other theaters with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.