Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre to host Space Invaders: Sci-Fi in the Arcade Age film series


In the latter part of the 1970s, as Star Wars made science fiction a hot commodity, computers came into the mainstream, changing how films were created and consumed. As noted in the description of The Egyptian Theatre’s upcoming sci-fi film screening series, “Space Invaders: Sci-Fi in the Arcade Age,” a new wave of futuristic films catered to fans who pumped quarters into Space Invaders and Asteroids games at video arcades, taking technological advancement as a given.

The screening series will feature some of the most popular cult classics from the era, including The Last Starfighter, Krull, Alien & its sequel Aliens, Blade Runner, Tron and The Black Hole. These were all films that lit up my imagination as a child, embedding ideas that powered my dreams of rocket ships and hair raising adventure.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and came of age during the 1980’s, this is a must-attend series. It runs through April 26th. Check out the complete schedule, below. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, California.

  • The Last Starfighter and Krull

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 7:30pm
    Includes rare behind-the-scenes material and special guests.

  • Alien and Aliens

    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
    Includes rare behind-the-scenes material.

  • Blade Runner

    Sat, Apr 25, 2015 – 7:30pm
    This is the “Final Cut Version” of the film and includes rare behind-the-scenes material.

  • Tron and The Black Hole

    Sun, Apr 26, 2015 – 7:30pm
    VFX Supervisor Harrison Ellenshaw & Concept Designer Richard Taylor will appear in person. Includes rare behind-the-scenes material.