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The 36th Annual Science Fiction Marathon
January 14–15, 2011

Important Details

Free parking is ONLY available in lot 1A (see our Location map) after 4:30pm 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. If you park at a location other than posted Lots 1A or 53; we are not responsible for any parking tickets or loss of access to your vehicle. It is highly suggested that marathon attendees stick with the lots we suggest.

Early Arrivals

If you arrive before 6pm on Friday for the Marathon, there will be NO OFFICIAL SPACE for you to camp out. CWRU has not allocated any space to us for people who arrive early, citing the very small turnout of early arrivers in the past couple of years along with a general crunch for space on campus. We are currently in the process of evaluating alternatives, but if you intend to arrive early, please anticipate making your own arrangements.

Construction Information

The Adelbert Road Bridge and the Cornell Road Bridge are both open. Cornell Road is now closed, though, between Cornell Bridge and the hospital. Try to go around it.

Admission Information

Pricing for this year's science fiction marathon will remain at $25 per person. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 14 at 6pm in the lobby of Strosacker Auditorium. No one under 18 admitted without parental supervision.

If you are unable to stay for the entire marathon, you may purchase tickets for movies individually. If you surrender a state or college ID to us, we will allow you to pay $3 per movie you wish to stay for. You are free to stay for more movies than you initially pay for, however you will be charged the balance before return of your ID. You may also simply purchase a wristband for the remaining balance of the marathon upon your arrival if you do not wish to surrender an ID (maximum charge of $25.)


No alcohol. No glass bottles. No fire hazards. Bring deodorant. Bring a toothbrush. Don't forget your towel. Space for sleeping bags is available on a first-come first-served basis. No one under 18 admitted without parental supervision. All bags are subject to inspection before admittance.


Movies and times subject to change.


 8:00pm Transformers (2007)
11:00pm Men in Black (1997)


 1:00am SURPRISE 1: Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
 3:30am The Day the Sky Exploded (1958)
 5:00am Night of the Living Dead (1968)
 7:00am SURPRISE 2: Time Bandits (1981)
 9:30am Lilo & Stitch (2002)
11:15am Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
 1:15pm Armageddon (1998)
 4:00pm Alien (1979)
 6:15pm SURPRISE 3: Star Trek (2009)
 7:45pm It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
10:15pm The Fly (1986)

During marathon, real-time updates will be posted to the CWRU Film Society twitter feed.

Program in PDF format

Cartoons (in no particular order)

"An Itch in Time" (1943, Warner Bros.).
  Elmer Fudd (dir. Bob Clampett).

"Brotherly Love" (1936, Fleischer, B/W).
  Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto (dir. Dave Fleischer).

"Lend a Paw" (1941, Disney).
  Mickey Mouse, Pluto (dir. Clyde Geronimi).

"Motor Mania" (1950, Disney).
   Goofy (dir. Dick Kinney).

"Mouse into Space" (1962, MGM).
  Tom and Jerry (dir. Gene Deitch).

"Northwest Hounded Police" (1946, MGM).
  Droopy (dir. Tex Avery).

"Rabbit Seasoning" (1952, Warner Bros.).
  Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd (dir. Chuck Jones).

"Rival Romeos" (1950, Terrytoons).
  Heckle and Jeckle (dir. Eddie Donnelly).

"Wagon Heels" (1945, Warner Bros.).
  Porky Pig (dir. Bob Clampett).

"What's Up, Doc?" (1950, Warner Bros.).
  Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd (dir. Bob McKimson).