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30th Science Fiction Marathon Jan. 14 - 15, 2005

Free parking is available in lots 1A and 1B (see our Location map) and lot 44 (corner of Adelbert and Murray Hill across from Fribley) after 4:30 p.m. on Friday. If you arrive earlier than 4:30pm, you will have to pay for parking in the Veale Parking Tower (lot 53) at the posted rates.

Adelbert Rd. bridge is closed
Adelbert Rd. bridge was closed effective Jan. 3, 2005 to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. If you park in lot 44, you will need to walk down Murray Hill Rd. to either Cornell Rd. or Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to cross the train tracks and get to the main campus area and Strosacker.

If you arrive Thursday or before 2pm on Friday for the Marathon, you will NOT be allowed to camp out in Strosacker Auditorium. The waiting areas are as scheduled:

Thurs. Jan. 13: Crawford 13(one of the conference rooms in the basement) from 4pm to Friday, Jan. 14 11:30am
Fri. Jan 14: Crawford 13 all morning till 11:30am. Amasa Stone Chapel 11:30am-2pm. After 2pm, you may wait in Strosacker Auditorium.

Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility in this matter

Movies and times subject to change. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 14 at 6pm in the lobby of Strosacker Auditorium. Admission: $25. No one under 18 admitted without parental supervision.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Rated PG-13 (124 min.) Director: Roland Emmerich
With Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

When a radical change in the temperature of the world's oceans causes deadly storms and sets a new Ice Age in motion, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) must race from Washington D.C. to save his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), in the subzero climes of New York City. Elsewhere, tornadoes and hail menace the globe, leading to international disasters on an extraordinary level.

Alien (1979)
Rated R (117 min.) Director: Ridley Scott
With Tom Skerrit, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SOS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate. After a bad landing on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew do not know the danger they are in until it is too late.

Surprise I Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
Rated PG (90 min.) Director: Larry Blamire
With Fay Masterson, Andrew Parks

A dedicated scientist, aided by his clueless wife, rolls up his shirt sleeves and tries to save the world from a radioactive monster, curious space aliens, an evil scientist and a crabby skeleton in this send-up of the best of the B movies of the 1950's.

War of the Worlds (1953)
No rating (85 min.) Director: Byron Haskin
With Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

H. G. Wells' sci-fi classic about the invasion of Planet Earth by aggressive creatures from Mars. Arriving in green-glowing spaceships shaped like metallic stingrays, the Martians blast their atomizing death beams through most of the major cities in the world. What can save the Earth? The answer is simpler than mankind might ever have guessed.

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Rated R (90 min.) Director: Jonathan Frakes
With Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner

Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his Next Generation crew are back. From the beginning of the Federation, the Prime Directive was clear: no Starfleet expedition may interfere with the natural development of other civilizations. But now Picard is confronted with orders that undermine that decree. If he obeys, 600 peaceful residents of Ba'ku will be forcibly removed from their remarkable world, all for the reportedly greater good of millions who will benefit from the Ba'ku's Fountain of Youth-like powers. If he disobeys, he will risk his Starship, his career, his life. But for Picard, there's really only one choice. He must rebel against Starfleet ... and lead the insurrection to preserve Paradise.

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Rated PG (99 min.) Director: Charles Barton
With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr.

Bud Abbott and Lou Costellos star as two baggage handlers saddled with the ghoulish remains of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein's monster (Glenn Strange). But once they arrive at their cargo's destination, a wax museum, the monsters revolt, with plans to purloin and transplant Lou's brain. The Monster is growing weak and his master Dracula has devised the perfect plan to restore his virility. The fat man takes the bait, which is in the shape of a woman.

Real Genius (1985) replaced with Evilspeak(1981)
Rated PG (108 min.) Director: Martha Coolidge
With Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michell Meyrink

Mitch is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He's partnered up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyper-kinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius is. When their final, functional laser is stolen by their teacher for a military weapon, they decide to get even.

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Rated G (112 min.) Director: John McTiernan
With Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter

In the year 3978 A.D., a spaceship crashes down on a distant planet. The crew soon learn that the planet is much like their own. They find the planet is inhabited by intelligent apes. One of the men is shot and killed and the others are taken to the apes' city. Taylor befriends some of the apes and escapes the city with a female human native to the planet. After he finds his way to the wilderness, Taylor discovers that the planet might not be so distant after all...

Predator (1987)
Rated R (107 min.) Director: John McTiernan
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo

A team of commandos, led by Dutch Schaeffer, go on a mission to rescue captured airmen from terrorists. When they discover that the airmen have been slaughtered beyond recognition, the team decimates the enemy encampment. Before they can radio for a lift-off, an invisible alien species begins to kill the team members. Hunted like animals by an enemy they cannot see, the team must survive in the jungle before they are all killed.

The Invisible Man (1933)
No rating (71 min.) Director:
With Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan

A scientist turns himself invisible. However, the formula slowly drives him insane, causing him to terrorize the countryside as an invisible killer.

Surprise II AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

Soylent Green (1973)
Rated PG (97 min.) Director: Richard Fleischer
With Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Conners

The year is 2022, New York City has become overpopulated with 40 million starving citizens. Food is becoming very rare, since man has destroyed all natural resources. The government comes up with a new product called Soylent Green. In the mean while a police officer (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of a wealthy, important man. Heston finds out he was involved with the cracker-like food and finally discovers the nasty government secret behind Soylent green.

Repo Man (1984)
Rated PG-R (92 min.) Director: Alex Cox
With Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter

Otto is working at the grocery when he loses his temper and quits. Befriended by a Repo Man, Otto sees vehicle repossession as a kind of modern buckaneering. He is attracted by the adventure and the 'who gives a damn' attitude of the other Repo men. At the same time a package is taken from a government lab that has strange effects on anyone who sees it. It is hidden in a car which the government lists for reposession with a hefty reward.

Frequency (2000)
Rated PG-13 (118 min.) Director: Gregory Hoblit
With Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, Shawn Doyle

A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via short-wave radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother. The two men must now work together, 30 years apart, to find the murderer before he strikes so that they can change history--again.