Saturday, May 16, 2015
Today At Moraga's New Rheem Theatre - Classic Sci-Fi Film Festival
Today's headlong leap into a consciousness-expanding - and wildly enjoyable - 1950's entertainment and science fiction time capsule takes place at the New Rheem Theatre on 350 Park Street, Moraga, CA 94556.
The monster and alien-packed lineup begins at 1PM with Them, this correspondent's all-time favorite "giant ant" picture. This Island Earth, The Day The Earth Stood Still and Creature From The Black Lagoon shall follow.
Reed Summers-Pirkle, Curator of the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum stated, “The daylong event will include screenings of four of the greatest 1950s Sci Fi movies, including Them! (1954), This Island Earth (1955), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).” Special guests at the event will include Billy Gray, who played Bobby Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Screen legend Julie Adams from Creature from the Black Lagoon will be in attendance for the screening and both she and the movie will be inducted into the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum.
As a special treat to Sci-fi fans and movie lovers, “The Man of Many Creatures”, Doug Jones, will host the day. “Mr. Jones is truly a fan favorite in the industry and one of the nicest guys in Hollywood”, states Derek Zemrak, Founder of the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum. “Doug has performed many memorable creatures in modern day cinema, including: Silver Surfer (Fantastic 4: Rising of the Silver Surfer), Abe Sapien (Hellboy), Fauno & Pale Man (Pan’s Labyrinth), and Billy Butcherson (Hocus Pocus). Plus Doug is currently on the hit Sci-fi television show Falling Skies where he plays the role of Cochise and the television show Flash as Deathbolt”.
Sounds like Big Screen Fun to all of us sci-fi film fans at Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog. To contact the New Rheem Theatre's box office, call (925) 388-0751. Main office: (925) 388-0752. And pass the popcorn while you're at it!