Rocket Sci-Fi Matinees

Rocket Sci-Fi

Are you a fan of vintage science fiction films from the 50’s and 60’s? Do you like hilarious, somewhat ridiculous, entirely awesome cinematic gems with epic plot lines including giant insects, aliens, 50ft women, and the like? Well, this series is for you. Rocket Sci-Fi Matinees – on select Saturday afternoons at PFC, featuring awesome introductions by PFC’s Resident Film Academic, Steve Meyers.

First Men in the Moon

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First Men in the Moon is an H.G. Welles cinemadaptation from director Nathan Juran. When scientists in the year 1964 are confused by evidence of a long-ago space flight, nonagenarian Arnold Bedford (Edward Judd) explains all. Back in 1899, Bedford, eccentric scientist Joseph Cavor (Lionel Jeffries) and heroine Kate Callender (Martha Hyer) took a trip to the moon in a home-made space vehicle. Once on the lunar surface, they encountered an alien civilization resembling an...
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Island of Dr. Moreau

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In The Island of Dr. Moreau, which is based on a novella by H.G. Wells, Braddock (Michael York) is a decent young Englishman who has unaccountably been saved from being thrown overboard from a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport). Dr. Montgomery is accompanying a cargo of animals destined for a tropical island. At first an "honored guest" (prisoner) on that island, he is finds...
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Time After Time

Presented by Rocket Donuts
This science-fiction fantasy supposes that H.G. Wells actually constructed a time machine -- which then fell into the hands of Jack the Ripper. The Ripper travels forward in time to 1979, forcing Wells to follow in an attempt to prevent the murderer from continuing his rampage in a new century....
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