Lafayette Science Fiction Spectacular 2008 Begins 10/31
SUFFERN, NY — On Friday, October 31, the Lafayette Theatre SCIENCE FICTION SPECTACULAR begins!
Here’s the complete SCIENCE FICTION SPECTACULAR 2008 line-up:
Friday, October 31 – War of the Worlds Tribute Night!
7:30pm – “The War of the Worlds” – LIVE ON STAGE & ON THE AIR! Our tribute begins with a 70th Anniversary live presentation of the 1938 Orson Welles ‘panic broadcast’, performed by a 5-person professional cast along with chilling sound effects using the original 1938 Howard W. Koch script. This special once-in-a-lifetime event will also be broadcast live on WRCR, Rockland County Radio, AM1300, or streamed on the internet at www.wrcr.com beginning at 8:07 pm (after the national news).
9:45pm – “The War of the Worlds” S – The 1953 film will be shown, in tribute to the Centennial of the birth of its visionary producer George Pal. Presented in an archive vault print from Paramount Pictures.
(separate admission required for each event)
Saturday, November 1
1:30pm – “Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers”, featuring special visual effect by Ray Harryhausen, print courtesy Sony Pictures.
3:45pm – “The Man from Planet X”, starring Robert Clarke and directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, rare showing of MGM’s vault print.
7:45pm – “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, starring James Mason and Pat Boone. Presented in CinemaScope & stereophonic sound via the East Coast premiere of a new vault print from 20th Century Fox!
Sunday, November 2
1:30pm – “Roadan: The Flying Monster”, presented in its original American release version and in Technicolor.
3:45pm – “The Creeping Unknown” (aka “The Quartermass Xperiment”) starring Brian Donlevy – uncut British version.
7:30pm – Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” this silent science fiction epic will be presented in its 2002 restored version and feature LIVE musical accompaniment by John Baratta on the Mighty Wurlitzer!
All tickets – $9 per show. Separate admission required. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showtime and you can buy your tickets at the door. Go to: Big Screen Classics for more information.