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.
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.