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First Annual Science Fiction Film Festival At Seattle's Cinerama


Seattle science fiction and film fans have a reason to rejoice as our very own Cinerama presents The First Annual Science Fiction Film Festival. The fest runs April 19 through May 2, and promises to be just as incredible as it sounds.

The line up is bolstered by lynchpins like screenings of Fritz Lang’s Expressionist classic Metropolis with the Massachusetts-based Alloy Orchestra, a new 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s mind-bender 2001: A Space Odyssey, and new 35mm print of War of the Worlds.

While those three are the big hitters, the rest of the program might be even better. Ranging from campy classics (Barbarella, Flash Gordon), to post-apocalyptic entries (Mad Max, The Road Warrior), to new favorites (The Matrix), there is something for everyone. Cinerama has put together a greatest hits list of the genre.

Check out the rest of the curriculum: Brazil, A Clockwork Orange, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dune, E.T., Forbidden Planet, Ghostbusters in 70mm, The Matrix, Omega Man, Planet of the Apes, Silent Running, Solaris, Soylent Green, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn in 70mm, Terminator, Terminator 2 in 70mm, and Tron in 70mm.

Families, Trekkies, nerds of all persuasions, this is like every sci-fi film you’ve ever wanted to see on Cinerama’s massive screen. I’m particularly excited for the Charlton Heston portion of the program with Soylent Green, Omega Man, and Planet of the Apes. Too bad they’re not showing them together, that would be a night to remember indeed. Regardless of the particulars of your sci-fi leanings, The First Annual Science Fiction Film Festival promises an epic two weeks of movie watching.

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Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, April 19:

8:00 Metropolis with Alloy Orchestra

Friday, April 20:

8:00 Metropolis with Alloy Orchestra

Saturday, April 21:

12:30 Metropolis with Alloy Orchestra
5:30 2001 New 70mm Print
9:00 2001 New 70mm Print

Sunday, April 22:

12:30 2001 New 70mm Print
4:30 War Of The Worlds New 35mm Print

Monday, April 23:

7:00 Silent Running
9:30 Barbarella

Tuesday, April 24:

5:15 Omega Man
8:00 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Wednesday, April 25:

7:00 Mad Max
9:30 Road Warrior

No Shows Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27:

7:00 Terminator
10:30 Terminator 2 70mm Print

Saturday, April 28:

12:30 Tron (70mm)
3:30 Ghostbusters (70mm)
7:00 Star Trek 2 (70mm)
10:30 Brazil

Sunday, April 29:

11:00 Forbidden Planet
2:00 E.T.
5:30 Planet of the Apes
9:00 The Matrix

Monday, April 30:

5:15 THX 1138
8:00 Dune

Tuesday, May 1:

5:15 Soylent Green
8:00 Solaris

Wednesday, May 2:

6:30 Flash Gordon
9:30 A Clockwork Orange