|A Wrinkle in Time: The Best of
More Time Travel Films at the Aero Theatre this
Time travel has always been a cinematic obsession. Whether a smart and devilishly fun
destiny-altering device in the BACK TO THE FUTURE franchise, or a method of
critiquing the barbarism of modern society in THE PLANET OF THE APES, or a simple
yet classic science-fiction trope in THE TIME MACHINE, the art and adventure of
rocketing through time proves to be prime movie fodder in a spectrum of fascinating ways.
Please join us for a weekend series of time-travel films, which also will include
screenings of STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, ESCAPE FROM
THE PLANET OF THE APES and BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER.
And be sure not to miss our special time-travel double feature of DONNIE DARKO and
SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE at the beginning of the month at the Aero Theatre!
Thursday, April 29 7:30 PM
Double Feature: PLANET OF THE APES, 1968, 20th Century Fox, 119 min.
Dir. Franklin Schaffner. One of the greatest modern sci-fi films, a combination of
apocalyptic action and evolutionary parable. Astronaut Charlton Heston finds himself
stranded on a strangely familiar world dominated by a race of highly intelligent gorillas,
chimpanzees and orangutans. Trailer
ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, 1971, 20th Century
Fox, 98 min. Dir. Don Taylor. When chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowell and Kim
Hunter) mysteriously arrive on earth in a spaceship, they are greeted with wonder and
quickly become a media sensation. But this initial excitement turns to suspicion, and the
chimp couple find themselves victims of a high-level conspiracy.
Art Director Bill Creber will appear for discussion between films. Trailer | Buy Tickets
Friday, April 30 7:30 PM
Double Feature: STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, 1996, Paramount
Pictures, 111 min. Dir. Jonathan Frakes. Calling all Trekkers! Dont miss this
terrific installment in the STAR TREK franchise in which Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart)
and his trusty Enterprise-E reel through time in hot pursuit of rogue Borgs intent on
having Earth initiate first contact with alien life. Trailer
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, 1991, Sony Repertory, 136
min. Dir. James Cameron. Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger is an obsolete killer, sent back
as guardian to Linda Hamilton and her teenage son (Edward Furlong). The effects are
dazzling - but its Camerons uncanny blend of pop humor and visionary sci-fi
that make TERMINATOR 2 the ultimate in Future Shock.
Trailer | Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 1 5:00 PM
Triple Feature: 25th Anniversary! BACK TO THE FUTURE, 1985, Universal, 117 min. Dir.
Robert Zemeckis. Michael J. Fox plays teenager Marty McFly, whose mentor Doc Brown
(Christopher Lloyd) invents a time-traveling Delorean that takes the slacker back to the
1950s. When he inadvertently gets in the way of his teenage parents' relationship, Fox has
to figure out how to get them back together to ensure his own eventual existence. Trailer
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II, 1989, Universal, 108 min.
Dir. Robert Zemeckis. A series of complex time-travel complications send hero Marty McFly
and partner Doc Brown back to the 1955 of the first film after a mishap in 2015 generates
a parallel universe. Trailer
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III, Universal, 1990, 118 min.
Dir. Robert Zemeckis The final installment starts off with McFly receiving a 100-year-old
letter from Doc Brown, who is now happily living in the Wild West. Some historical
snooping reveals that Brown was killed a mere week after writing his missive! Time to
reignite the Delorean, save his partner and get back to the future. Claudia
Wells to appear for discussion between I and II.
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Sunday, May 2 7:30 PM
Double Feature: 50th Anniversary! THE TIME MACHINE, 1960, Warner Bros., 103 min. Dir.
George Pal. The classic adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, this sci-fi gem follows Rod
Taylor as he rockets through space-time to discover a humanity that has divided into two
violently warring sects. Winner of Best Special Effects at the 1960 Oscars. Trailer
BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER, 1960, MGM/UA, 75 min.
Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer. High-testosterone pilot Robert Clarke pushes his jet past 5,000 mph
-- and finds himself catapulted into a crumbling, plague-ridden Utopia of Tomorrow. Shot
at a futuristic exhibit at the Texas State Fairgrounds (along with THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT
MAN), TIME BARRIER co-stars Ulmers daughter, Arianne Ulmer, as the villainous
Markova. "The mutants were basically rubber bathing caps on these poor peoples
heads!" - Arianne Ulmer. Trailer