Don’t Miss these Free Films this Fall in Cupertino
Keep Watching the Skies! – Eight Classic Science-Fiction Films!
We blast off to the outer limits of the cinematic universe in this special series of motion pictures brought to you by the Cupertino Library Foundation and Bluelight Cinemas in collaboration with the Cupertino Library!
Please join us for a wild cinematic voyage through the endlessly fascinating world of Science Fiction ﬁlm. You are invited to watch the ﬁlms as they were meant to be seen – blazing across the big screen – and later explore and discuss the ﬁlms in a lively post-show discussion led by ﬁlmmaker and historian Mark Larson.
Admission is Free. Theatre Seating is limited.
Patrons interested in attending should register for each film separately, and bring their registration to the Bluelight Cinemas box office before the scheduled start of the film to exchange with a ticket issued by Bluelight Cinemas.
Ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the film, anyone who is wait-listed or a drop-in will be able to approach the Bluelight Cinemas box office to ask for a ticket and to be seated on a first come first serve basis.
Seating is limited, and in some cases when overbooking of registrations occurs, certain patrons with registrations may not be able to be seated for the film. The best way to obtain a seat is to register using the orange buttons below and come earlier to the theatre.
A Trip to the Moon (1903) and More Georges Méliès Films!
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Beautifully colored otherworldly scenes, strange inventions, a cabal of diabolical scientists, dancing Parisian chorus girls, groundbreaking special effects, a pasty faceMoon and more are ours to behold in these extraordinary silent ﬁlm adventures from the father of science ﬁction ﬁlm!
The Invisible Man (1933)
A brilliant man on a mission to conquer the world through his discovery of Invisibility brings only madness and murder! Claude Rains gives an unforgettable performance in director James Whale’s masterpiece of a science experiment, as always, going horribly, horribly wrong.
The Thing (1951)
One of the greatest and most inﬂuential of the Science Fiction ﬁlms of the 1950’s, producer Howard Hawk’s claustrophobic battle between intellectual scientists, sexy Air Force pilots and a blood -thirsty alien at the Arctic Circle always packs a sensational wallop!
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
Crews building a new tunnel for the London Tube unleash waves of horrible alien mayhem! Beautifully directed by Roy Ward Baker, this mesmerizing British entry intothe Sci-Fi genre, part of the famous Dr. Quatermass series, is a thrilling exploration into Martian evil!
Soylent Green (1973)
In our near future, cop Charlton Heston and scholar Edward G. Robinson are all that’s left of a thinking and caring humanity in director Richard Fleischer’s all too timely masterpiece of an overpopulated world ruled by a powerful economic elite while being crushed by total ecological disaster!
What happens when you mix atomic radiation and ants? You get giant ants ready to take over the world! James Whitmore and Edmond Gwynne work to save mankind in director Gordon Douglas’ terse masterpiece.
Two Star Trek Episodes (1969 and 1989)
Two sensational tales from the long-running television series – Let That Be Your Last Battleﬁeld with a fabulous Frank Gorshin performance and The Survivors with John Anderson and the incredible Anne Haney – take us to the thought provoking edges of the universe!
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Everyone’s favorite version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this groundbreaking Cinemascope classic stars Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis as intergalactic lovers, Walter Pidgeon as the all-knowing Morbius and Robby the Robot stealing the show! And listen to that fabulous electronic music score!
Sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation