Shutter Island at Medfield State Hospital
See Martin Scorsese’s haunting Shutter Island outdoors on the grounds where it was filmed at Medfield State Hospital!
We'll now be screening these films in a pop-up drive-in style set up! Tickets are still $25 per person, not per car, 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 safely from inside of your vehicle. Cars will be parked with adequate social distance in between. 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 8:00pm.
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, and powered by Red Sky Studios. 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.
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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 New Mutants, The Box, Knives Out, and more.
About Shutter Island
When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he learns there are some places that never let you go.