Detroit Film Theatre
FIRST MEN IN THE MOON & GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH
Saturday, July 28, 2007
2:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre
(England—1964—directed by Nathan Juran) And you thought Neil Armstrong was first. No way! As this playful, exciting, lushly mounted H.G. Wells science-fiction fantasy would have it, an offbeat inventor (the wonderfully comedic Lionel Jeffries) and some friends found a way – in 1899, no less – to fly from their peaceful British Victorian homes all the way to the moon, where they discover a vast, underground lunar civilization, complete with an insect-like supreme ruler who has severe misgivings about his terrestrial visitors. Ray Harryhausen’s elegant special effects shine in this witty and briskly paced adventure, which is unusually faithful to Wells’ original story. PLUS: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Japan, 1991, directed by Kazuki Amori), in which time travelers from the 23rd century return to 1992 Japan to present a way to rid Earth of the mutated Godzilla. Much to everyone’s dismay, the plan instead results in the creation of a new monster, the fearsome three-headed King Ghidorah! (double feature runs 206 min.)
Tickets are available online, or by calling the DIA Box Office at (313) 833-4005, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Theater Box Office window and will call ticket pick-up opens one hour prior to the start of the show. Parking is available on John R Street, directly across from the DFT theater entrance.