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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Feb 18, 2012

5 Films Back-To-Back with Actors In Person!
Planet Of The Apes Marathon

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

BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES, 1970, 20th Century Fox, 94 min. Three years before he directed the most somber of the DIRTY HARRY sequels, MAGNUM FORCE, reliable craftsman Ted Post took a similar approach to the second - and scariest - entry in the PLANET OF THE APES franchise. Astronaut Brent (James Franciscus), on a rescue mission looking for Taylor (Charlton Heston), finds himself caught between apes determined to wipe out humanity and a subterranean cult of H-bomb-worshipping mutants. It’s a premise that leaves little room for hope, but Post energizes the material with riveting action sequences. The result is an underrated combination of stylish adventure and bleak philosophy that seems timelier than ever in its examination of man’s terrifying potential for self-annihilation. Co-starring Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, Maurice Evans. Trailer

ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, 1971, 20th Century Fox, 98 min. Dir. Don Taylor. When chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall 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. Trailer

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, 1972, 20th Century Fox, 88 min. Dir. J. Lee Thompson. Roddy McDowall and Don Murray star in the fourth PLANET OF THE APES film, which takes place in the then-future 1990s! In a political allegory timed to coincide with the black power movement of the early 1970s, the enslaved apes plot to overthrow the human race that has oppressed them; this ambitious and entertaining sci-fi classic served as a template for last year's RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Trailer

BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, 1973, 20th Century Fox, 93 min. Dir. J. Lee Thompson. The fifth and final film in the APES franchise finds the title characters battling mutant humans. Roddy McDowall returns as Caesar, and Claude Akins and John Huston provide support to help bring the series full circle. Trailer

Special Ticket Prices: $15 General Admission, $13 Seniors/Students, $11 American Cinematheque Members

Discussion between first and second features with actors Eric Braeden, Don Murray, H.M. Wynant, Austin Stoker, and Linda Harrison.
No passes will be accepted for this event. Screening formats: 35mm (Film 1) and Blu-Ray (Films 2-5)
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Feb 18, 2012 • 5:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Mel Gibson In Person!
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Free to Members! Steve De Jarnatt In Person!
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Harlan Ellison In Person! Free to Members!
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jul 5, 2012 - 7:30pm
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70mm Print! Paul Verhoeven In Person!
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Sep 12, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Oct 4, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Mel Gibson & Farhad Safinia In Person!
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 - 7:30pm
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