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.

The Black Scorpion

With introduction by Steve Meyers. Admission is only $3.
Filmed in Mexico, The Black Scorpion was the last theatrical feature to bear the imprimatur of special-effects maven Willis O'Brien. Allegedly an outgrowth of a ten-minute "test" film, the story is set in motion by a volcanic eruption which releases dozens of giant scorpions from a cave. American geologist Richard Denning and his cohorts try to drive the scorpions back into their lair, but the huge arachnids are soon at large...
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Master Of The World

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
Set in 1868, the story is galvanized by an ominous warning of impending doom, delivered in a disembodied but resonent voice from a huge mountain just outside Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Hoping to find the source of the warning, the members of the Weldon Balloon Society, headed by munitions manufacturer Prudence (Henry Hull), send a motorized balloon to investigate. Also aboard Prudence's balloon is his daughter Dorothy (Mary Webster), her fiance Philip (David Frankham), and...
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Mysterious Island

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
During the Civil War, several P.O.W.s led by Gary Merrill escape from a southern stockade in a huge observation balloon. Buffeted about by a violent storm, the balloon lands on an unchartered island somewhere near New Zealand. The fugitives soon discover that this is no ordinary desert isle, especially after being attacked by a giant-sized crab. Joined by a pair of shipwrecked British gentlewomen (Joan Greenwood and Beth Rogan), the castaways find evidence...
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Valley Of The Dragons

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
In this sci-fi fantasy, based on a Jules Verne story, two 18th-century men are preparing for a duel when they find themselves caught in the tremendous tailwind of a passing comet. They get sucked onto the comet's head where they find a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs and cave men. The rivals are forced to split up. When they see each other again, each has become the leader of rival cave-man clans during...
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Around The World Under The Sea

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
Ivan Tors Productions, the firm responsible for such aquatic TV delights as Sea Hunt and Flipper, was the prime mover behind MGM's Around the World Under the Sea. The official stars include Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Eaton, Brian Kelly, David McCallum, Keenan Wynn, Marshall Thompson, and Gary Merrill. The real stars are underwater photographer Lamar Bowen, diving-sequence director Ricou Browning, and the folks in Tors' special effects department. The plot concerns a series of...
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War-Gods Of The Deep

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
Loosely based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, this fantasy adventure set on the Cornish coast in Victorian England, has a group of people discovering a lost city located upon the ocean floor, inhabited by strange fishmen under the command of a deranged sea Captain....
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Captain Nemo & The Underwater City

Only $3 Admission. Introductions by Steve Meyers!
Captain Nemo (Robert Ryan) rescues six people from a floundering ship from certain death. Senator Fraser (Chuck Conners) the scientist Professor Lomax (Allan Cuthbertson), and the other four passengers are taken to the underwater city of Templemer. The underwater domed city is a self sufficient refuge far removed from the bellicose world outside. Oxygen, building materials, food and gold are all produced on the ocean floor. The six rescued travelers become trapped in...
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