Egyptian Theatre
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Thu, Apr 23, 2015 - Sun, Apr 26, 2015
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SPACE INVADERS: SCI-FI IN THE ARCADE AGE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and sponsored by the Visual Effects Society

The success of STAR WARS made science fiction a hot commodity at the end of the 1970s. At the same time, computers were entering the mainstream, changing not just the way films were created, but how they were consumed. A new wave of futuristic films catered to fans who pumped quarters into Space Invaders and Asteroids games at video arcades and took technological advance as a given.

Along with the arrival of “Star Trek” on the big screen, the era launched the ALIEN franchise. In space, no one can hear you scream, and the series’ initial installments, directed by Ridley Scott and James Cameron, were heart-pounding thrill rides that turned Sigourney Weaver into an action hero. Scott came up with another classic in BLADE RUNNER, pitting Harrison Ford against rogue replicants in a noir-ish manhunt. 1980s sci-fi also came in lighter shades, as the teen protagonist of THE LAST STARFIGHTER and the fantasy elements of KRULL made clear. Disney even got into the act with THE BLACK HOLE and TRON, the latter a landmark in computer-generated visuals.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Screenings will feature special guests and presentations of rare behind-the-scenes material. Check back for updates!
Egyptian TheatreThu, Apr 23, 2015 - Sun, Apr 26, 2015
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Rare Behind-The-Scenes Material! Special Guests!
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Sold Out! Rare Behind-The-Scenes Material!
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Final Cut Version! Rare Behind-The-Scenes Material!
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 - 7:30pm
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VFX Supervisor Harrison Ellenshaw & Concept Designer Richard Taylor In Person! Rare Behind-The-Scenes Material!
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 - 7:30pm
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