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41st Science Fiction Marathon - Jan. 15-16, 2016

Important Details

Free parking is available in both Lot 01A and Lot 44. Lot 1A is open for entry between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Friday, January 15th. Lot 44 will be available after 4:30 pm on Friday. If you arrive earlier than 4:30 pm, 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 Lot 44 or Lot 1A, 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 recommend.

Early Arrivals

If you arrive before 6pm on Friday for the Marathon, there will be NO OFFICIAL SPACE for you to camp out. If you intend to arrive early, please anticipate making your own arrangements.

Admission Information

Admission information is subject to correction. Please check back before finalizing your plans.

Pricing for this year's science fiction marathon is $30 per person. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15 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 $4 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 $30.)

The increase in price corresponds to the increase in normal semesterly prices and is an attempt to maintain a level of sophistication that CWRU Film Society has come to know. We have also recently gained access to digital projection, a transfer we have been looking to make for a long time. We will continue to prefer print movies, but the addition of digital projection allows us access to a wider range of films that were not available before.


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.

STAGE RULES: It is no longer possible to remove the classroom A/V equipment from the stage (stage left/house right side) for Marathon. Aside from losing precious mattress/sleeping bag real estate, we must prevail upon our audience to not fiddle with, place, store, or spill food & beverages on, fold, spindle, mutilate, or otherwise in any way disturb that equipment.


8:00 pm - Terminator Genisys (2015, PG-13, 35 mm)
11:00 pm - Surprise I: Rocket Ship (UR, 35 mm)
12:30 am - Starship Troopers (1997, R, 35 mm)
2:45 am - The Whisperer in Darkness (2011, UR)
4:45 am - Re-Animator (1985, R, 35 mm)
6:30 am - Mighty Joe Young (1949, UR)
8:30 am - Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001, PG, 35 mm)
10:15 am - Surprise II: Back to the Future III (PG, 35 mm)
12:30 pm - Time After Time (1979, PG)
2:45 pm - The Thing (1982, R, 35mm)
4:45 pm - Surprise III: The Blob (UR, 35 mm)
6:30 pm - The Martian (2015, PG-13)
9:00 pm - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984, PG-13, 35 mm)
11:00 pm - Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, R, 35 mm)

Movies, order and times subject to change. Check back for more information closer to the event.

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