[Press release from Cleveland Cinemas.]
The Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts) will be treating science-fiction fans to a marathon of classic flicks as atomic monsters and evil aliens return to the big screen. On Saturday May 4, 2013, the theatre will present its first ever SCI-FI FEST as part of the ongoing Melt Bar & Grilled Late Shift series.
“Just as our 12 Hours of Terror marathon at the Capitol Theatre has become an annual event for horror devotees, we’re hoping to do the same for sci-fi fanatics at the Cedar Lee Theatre,” says Dave Huffman, Cleveland Cinemas’ Director of Marketing and programmer for the Melt Bar & Grilled Late Shift. “I love all the films we’re showing and I can’t wait to see them on the big screen.”
The four films chosen for the inaugural series are:
GODZILLA (Gojira) (1954) – 8:00 PM
This original, Japanese version of the classic monster movie is required viewing for any sci-fi fan or movie buff. Featuring great miniature effects and some of the best monster stomping ever filmed, this movie created its own sub-genre of science fiction and launched one of the longest-running series in film history.
THE MATRIX (1999) – 10:00 PM
Keanu Reeves stars as Neo in the Wachowski Brothers’ brilliant flick about the false reality of mankind. Featuring incredible special effects and a great performance by Hugo Weaving as the villain, Agent Smith, The Matrix remains one of the best sci-fi films of the last 20 years.
TOTAL RECALL (1990) – 12:30 AM
Director Paul Verhoeven takes us and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Mars for this incredibly fun action film, about a man whose memories have been erased and who slowly discovers that the life he’s been leading is all a lie. Co-starring Sharon Stone and, of course, Kuato.
THE LIVE (1988) – 2:30 AM
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper stars in director John Carpenter’s sci-fi action film about a construction worker who finds a special pair of sunglasses. These glasses allow him to see that some people are actually aliens that are working to keep mankind under their control. 25th Anniversary presentation from a new 2K DCP from Universal.
Between shows, audience members will have the chance to win door prizes including movie passes, Blu-ray discs and gift certificates.
Marathon tickets good for all four films are $16 and available in advance only. Day of tickets for individual films are $5 each. Marathon tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office or online at clevelandcinemas.com. Individual movie tickets will only be available at the box office on May 4th and will go on sale one hour before show time.