Movies Under the Dome: "The Pit and the Pendulum


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:30pm


Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber

Come enjoy this chilling 1961 classic in conjunction with the Old Capitol Museum exhibit, ?Poe: A Wilderness of Mirrors.? Francis Barnard goes to Spain when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.



Old Capitol Museum

University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist logo