The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau to Host Free Series Finale Screening of “The Big Bang Theory” on May 16th at 8 p.m.

April 30, 2019

The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a free series finale screening of "The Big Bang Theory" on May 16, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Pasadena, CA, (April 30, 2019) – To celebrate the series finale of “The Big Bang Theory,” the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau in association with the City of Pasadena and Warner Bros. Television will host a free screening of the pop-culture comedy series on Thursday, May 16 th at 8 p.m . The event is expected to attract over 1,600 attendees who will also have a chance to experience space- and science- themed exhibits from Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), as well as a pre-screening panel with JPL scientist and Caltech alumnus Varoujan Gorjian and Caltech/IPAC staff scientist Jessie Christiansen. The panel will be moderated by Bobak Ferdowsi, a systems engineer at JPL. Caltech manages JPL on behalf of NASA.

“The Big Bang Theory’ has shined a spotlight on Pasadena for 12 years, highlighting the city’s central role in space exploration and higher education through a group of friends that everyone has come to love. The show has introduced our city to a worldwide audience in a lighthearted way and we are very grateful” said Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek. In 2016, the City of Pasadena declared February 25 th as Big Bang Theory Day, giving the hit comedy series its own street. Big Bang Theory Alley runs parallel to Raymond Avenue and Arroyo Parkway between Holly Street and Green Street in Old Pasadena.

“With the Pasadena Convention Center celebrating 10 years of excellence this May, we are excited to bring fans one step closer to a series that has brought so much attention to our city,” said Jeanne O’Grady Goldschmidt, executive director at the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau. The screening will take place inside the convention center’s 25,000 square foot Exhibit Hall that was added to the facility in 2009.

Day of Event Details

  • Doors Open – 6 p.m.
  • Caltech Panel – 7:15-7:45 p.m.
  • Screening – 8 p.m.
  • Event Ends – 9 p.m.


  • Parking will be available at a cost in nearby lots
  • Concessions will also be available for purchase during the event
  • No outside food and beverages

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“The Big Bang Theory” follows Leonard and Sheldon, two brilliant physicists – geniuses in the laboratory but socially challenged everywhere else. Enter beautiful, street smart neighbor Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard and Penny have finally gotten married. Even Sheldon has found a female companion entering into a “relationship agreement” with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, and he recently took their relationship to the next level by marrying her after a long courtship. In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon enjoy fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including felling scientists Koothrappali, Wolowitz, and Wolowitz’s adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette, who is adjusting to life with their two children. The series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television

About the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Contact:

Crystal Williams
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Tel: (626) 817-5606