Friday, September 21, 2012

Fifties Sci-fi Movie Relevant Today

A space alien turns out the lights worldwide to get the attention of politicians to stop nuclear madness and not blow up the universe.  I love the message in this ‘50s sci-fi classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Michael Rennie, Billy Gray and Patricia Neal form  TCF.  Like “The Man from Planet X,” aliens are abused, counter productive to our Minnesota Tourism Office’s fine efforts. Heroic efforts of the owner of the Heights Theater resulted in the showing last night of a 35 mm print of this film which is remarkable in the move to digital only.  The Heights will be showing the William Castle horror movie “The Tingler” which may not be available elsewhere.


Mohannad Ghawanmeh said...

The Heights Theatre is a Twin Cities treasure and worthy of preservation and is 35 mm film.

Clark Kinser said...

This was a great picture, a classic! Thanks so much to the Heights for showing it. It was nice to see a fairly large turnout on Thursday night.