Innovation Quarter News

Innovation and Cinema Series Returns


Join us for the second annual Innovation and Cinema film and speaker series presented by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and a/perture cinema.


This two-part series explores the relationships between innovation and the world in which we live. Representatives from various businesses, departments and institutions associated with the Innovation Quarter are creatively paired with a film that reflects their current work. Prior to the screening, guest speakers will engage audiences in a lively, pre-film talk to shed light on the connection.

The first three viewings of this year’s series are in June beginning at 8:45 p.m. Beer and wine are available for purchase, and you are welcome to picnic on the lower lawn prior to the film. Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed.

These screenings are free and open to the community to attend… and don’t worry, there WILL be popcorn!

When: Thursday June 4, June 11 and June 18
Where: Bailey Park – Upper Lawn
Parking: Parking is available in the P1 parking lot located across from Wake Forest Biotech Place and accessible via 5th Street.
Rain Date: In the event of rain, the screening will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 9.


June 4 – “Office Space” 1999
Edited Version
-Talk begins at 8:45 p.m.
Presented by Pete Simpson, Co-founder, Flywheel

June 11 – “Dead Poets Society” 1989
Rated PG
-Talk begins at 8:45 p.m.
Presented by Lauren Rogers, Salem Academy & College

June 18 – “Moneyball” 2011
Rated PG-13
-Talk begins at 8:45 p.m.
Presented by David Mounts, CEO, Inmar