Shutter Island at Medfield State Hospital

2hrs 18mins

See Martin Scorsese’s haunting Shutter Island outdoors on the grounds where it was filmed at Medfield State Hospital!

We'll be screening the film in a pop-up drive-in style set up! Tickets are $65 per car (not per person), in order for us to cover set-up costs. These events are rain or shine.

Upon arrival, you will park in the field near the entrance of Medfield State Hospital where the screen will be set up and view the films from your vehicle.

We do encourage you to arrive early if you would like to walk the grounds of Medfield State Hospital before the film begins at sundown.

Prior to each screening, audiences will hear from John Thompson, Chairman of Medfield State Hospital Buildings and Grounds, who will discuss the historical context of the site and how it compares to the “Ashecliffe Hospital” it depicts in the film.

We’ll be projecting the film onto a 40 foot inflatable screen using state of the art equipment provided by Boston Light and Sound. You’ll be surrounded by the sprawling complex of what was formerly known as the Medfield Insane Asylum while seeing its many buildings featured prominently in Scorsese’s mind-bending psychological thriller.

A portion of the proceeds from these screenings will be utilized for the care and maintenance of Medfield State Hospital.

Have questions? Find updated FAQs here.

About Medfield State Hospital

Medfield State Hospital, originally the Medfield Insane Asylum, is a historic former psychiatric hospital complex at 45 Hospital Road in Medfield, Massachusetts. The asylum was established in 1892 as the state's first facility for the mentally ill. It was formally renamed "Medfield State Hospital" in 1914 and remained in operation until closing its doors for good in 2003. It has also served as the shooting location for the films The New Mutants, The Box, Knives Out, and more. 

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2hrs 18mins

Martin Scorsese’s chilling adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel, which was shot locally at Medfield State Hospital.