Warning! The invasion is upon us and its target is the Artcraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana.
Aliens, lizards, zombies, apes, robots and pod people will be taking over the theater for two days this fall. Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday October 10, join us to relive the magic, camp, fun and vision of some of the greatest science fiction films ever made.
Using a film festival / movie marathon format, the schedule consists of:
Godzilla – 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 9
War of the Worlds – 10 p.m., Friday October 9
Gila! – 1 p.m., Saturday, October 10 ( filmed locally in Franklin, IN. With filmmaker Bill Dever in attendance )
Invasion of the Body Snatchers – 3 p.m., Saturday, October 10
Forbidden Planet – 5 p.m., Saturday, October 10
Planet of the Apes – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10
Night of the Living Dead – 10 p.m., Saturday, October 10
Full weekend passes including admission to all seven films are available. Ticket prices are: $30 – adults; $24 – seniors, students and military personel; $18 – children 12 and younger
Individual movie passes are, as always for Artcrat Theatre movies, $5- adults; $4 – seniors, students and military personel; $3 – children 12 and younger.
For more information about this event and the theater, visit historicartcrafttheatre.orgÂ
Located at 57 N. Main St., Franklin, IN, The Historic Artcraft Theatre was built in 1922 as a silent movie theater and Vaudeville house complete with an orchestra pit and full stag. It was renovated in 1936 when Trueman Rembusch purchased the building and again in 1948 when the classic Art Deco streamlining and neon were added. Today, the theatre hosts 625 seats and operates a dual 35mm change-over projector as well as digital capabilities. It remains one of the most intact Art Deco movie houses in central Indiana and is listed on the Indiana State Register of Historic Places.
Sponsorship for this event is provided by Larry and Nancy VanArendonk, Canines in Action and Anime World Expos.
Thank you, and we’ll see you at the movies!