Dr Barry Fitzgerald - The Science of Spider-Man Cinema Talk

Cinema Evening Talk

Title: The Science of Spider-Man

New York City is his home, and he’s the creation of iconic superhero originator Stan Lee. It’s your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man!

Without doubt, Spider-Man is one of the most iconic superhero characters of all time. Having graced the pages of hundreds of Marvel comic books since the early 1960s, the webslinger made his live-action big film debut in the 2002 film Spider-Man.

Since then, the character has appeared in a host of films, with the current version, who is played by Tom Holland, joining forces with the Avengers to take on Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

But could you really get superpowers from a radioactive spider?

Could we ever climb walls like spiders?

And why is spider silk one of the most extraordinary materials on the planet?

In this cinematic talk, Dr. Barry Fitzgerald (The Superhero Scientist) will introduce you to some of the spectacular science behind Spider-Man.

And afterwards you’ll get the chance to enjoy the 2016 film Captain American: Civil War

Please note: Following government guidelines, all guests over the age of 18 must carry either a COVID Vaccination Certificate with photo identification, or a certificate based on recovery (immunity from prior infection with the last 6 months), and be prepared to present to the cinema team.

We are committed to the Health & Safety of our colleagues and guests and we operate under the agreed protocols described under the Guidance documents for the Safe Operations of Cinemas during COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021.







An Pálás Cinema, Galway


2.5 hours


All ages