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The Thing & They Live at Medfield State Hospital


See two classics from John Carpenter outdoors at another pop-up drive in at Medfield State Hospital!

Get tickets:

Sunday, October 18

Please note that tickets are $60 per car, not per person. Find more FAQs here.

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 film safely from inside of your vehicle. Cars will be parked with adequate social distance in between. Larger vehicles like trucks, vans, or SUVs will be parked toward the back to avoid obstructed views.

Audience members must remain in their vehicles at all times, except when purchasing concessions or using the restroom facilities. Masks must be worn at all times while you are outside of 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, approximately 7:00pm. These events are rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.

We’ll be projecting the film onto a 40 foot inflatable screen using state of the art equipment provided by Boston Light and Sound.

Have questions? Find our full list of FAQs here.

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

About Medfield State Hospital

Medfield State Hospital 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 Shutter IslandNew Mutants, The Box, Knives Out, and more. 

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1hr 49mins

Kurt Russell and his impressive facial hair hit the big screen battling human paranoia and a grotesque thing from another world. 

1hr 34mins

They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it.