Forbidden Planet, Sci-Fi Classic On the Big Screen
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The last date listed for Forbidden Planet was Saturday July 7, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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With music and dancing so colorful it rivals its dancers' ornate costumes, over-the-top masks and… More
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Featured review from Rich NeumeyerRed Velvet
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Sent my high school student son and his date to the event and they had a good time. To them it was "old school" and corny by comparison to the special effects they are accustomed to by today's standards but it was educational and fun at the same time. Fifty two years ago this film won an academy award!
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By the time this is read, the movie in question is gone so I'll describe the experience. The Alex is a big, single screen, old time theatre. It has stage shows and movies. There is a huge balcony as well as a very large main floor. ...continued
At once intelligent and campy,_ Forbidden Planet _is an intriguing, sci-fi classic that borrows from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and strongly anticipates Star Trek in its sci-fi milieu.
Set in 2200 AD, a spacecraft from Earth arrives at a distant planet to investigate the status of a missing colonizing party. What Commander John Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew find is a single survivor, the secretive, uncooperative Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) — and his virginal but uninhibited daughter Altaira (Anne Francis), who’s been raised by her father in isolation and has no first-hand knowledge of Earth or men. Robbie, an amazing robot, serves as their butler and protector.
As Adams’ crew prepares to relay their discoveries to Earth and receive further instructions, the deadly force that decimated the first crew reawakens. Key members of Adams’ team are found murdered and Dr. Morbius may not be revealing all he knows…
Forbidden Planet was nominated for an Oscar™ (special effects) and is presented in CinemaScope with Color by DeLuxe.
Also featured: the Porky Pig short Jumpin’ Jupiter and a Pathé newsreel.