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The Society Presents! The War of The Worlds/ Dinner + Movie
October 19, 2017
Enjoy a night of classic science fiction horror while feasting on a tasty all-you-can-eat buffet supplied by The 128 Bar & Bistro.
Hallowe’en is a time for witches and goblins and things that go zap in the night. Join us for a special holiday screening (not Blu-ray, not 4K, but real celluloid film!) of George Pal’s Academy Award-winning science fiction film classic, The War of the Worlds, featuring the out-of-this-world special effects artwork of Hall of Fame illustrator, Chesley Bonestell. Based on the famous 1897 novel by H.G. Wells, this venerable classic became irrevocably linked to Hallowe’en with the infamous “Martian Broadcast” by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air, a 1938 radio adaptation of the story that drove thousands screaming into the night believing that the earth was being invaded by creatures from outer space. Brought to the screen in 1953 by George Pal, in dazzling Technicolor and with state-of-the-art visual effects, this cinematic masterpiece remains as vivid and terrifying today as it was to movie audiences nearly 65 years ago.
$25 Non-Members | $20 Members