Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sci-Fi July

I'm not much of a sci-fi fan but I like fun events and late night movies. So, I'm excited to see the Savoy Theater in Montpelier will be hosting a special film festival next month called Sci-Fi July. Each Friday and Saturday night during July, they'll show a classic science fiction film at 11pm. The bonus is that admission will be just $4.

Here's the schedule:

Friday, July 6 BLADE RUNNER (1982)

Saturday, July 7 METROPOLIS (1927)

Friday, July 13 TRON (1982)

Saturday, July 14 DUNE (1984)

Friday, July 20 THX 1138 (1971)

Saturday, July 21 SOLARIS (1972)

Friday, July 27 ALPHAVILLE (1965)

Saturday, July 28 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

I wish Blade Runner and Metropolis weren't the same weekend because I'd like to see both films. I might also check out Tron since I still recall playing the video game and seeing the film in my youth. Lastly, seeing 2001 on a big screen would be cool too.

My one fear would be how well it'll be attended. A few weeks, jds, gps and I caught an 11pm showing of The Host at the Savoy and we were the only people in the theater. It'll be a lot more fun if the theater is full for these classic films.


kingdomforavoice said...

I might have to drive up for a couple of those classics.

Rob said...

Yeah... These are must sees, for sure. THX1138, especially.

jay said...

Wow...thanks for posting this. I can't imagine I'll get another chance to see Tarkovsky or Godard (at least one of his older, non-"cranky old curmudgeon neophobe" films) in VT anytime soon.