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44th Science Fiction Marathon - Jan. 18-19, 2019

Schedule Summary

More information will be released within the comming months as we get closer to the Marathon itself. Updates will be announced on our Facebook page @CWRUFilms as well as through the 44th Annual Sci-Fi Marathon Facebook event page found here.

Here is the current schedule:

Start TimeTitle
Friday, January 18
8:00pmJupiter Ascending (2015,PG-13,35mm)
10:40pmThey Live (1988,R,35mm)
Saturday, January 19
12:30amSURPRISE 1: Wild, Wild West (1999,PG-13,Digital)
2:30amWallace & Gromit - A Close Shave (1995,NR)
3:05amAttack The Block (2011,R)
4:50amThe Outer Limits - Demon with a Glass Hand (1964,NR)
6:00amSURPRISE 2: The Nutty Professor (1963,NR)
8:05amDemolition Man (1993,R,DCP)
10:15amSpace Jam (1996,PG,35mm)
12:10pmUpgrade (2018,R,DCP)
2:05pmWallace & Gromit - A Grand Day Out (1989,NR)
2:35pmTimecrimes (2007,R,35mm)
4:25pmSURPRISE 3: The Omega Man (1971,NR,35mm)
6:20pmNausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984,PG,35mm)
8:35pmA Quiet Place (2018,PG-13,DCP)
10:20pmWallace & Gromit - The Wrong Trousers (1993,NR)
11:00pmFrankenstein (1910,NR)
11:20pmGremlins (1984,PG,35mm)

Be sure to check the 44th Annual Science Fiction Marathon Facebook Event for the most recent information.

See below for more detailed movie descriptions.

Food Schedule

Friday, January 18th
7:00 p.m. - Pizza ($2.00 / slice)

Saturday, January 19th
12:00 a.m. - Doughnuts ($1.00 each)
6:00 a.m. - Bagels ($2.00 each)
12:00 p.m. - Subs ($3.00 / quarter sub)
6:00 p.m. - Pizza ($2.00 / slice)

Check out the two concessions stands for a variety of snacks and drinks!

Food offerings, times, and cost 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 Facebook Page.

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 18th. 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 18 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.)

Pre-sale tickets will be sold Monday, January 14 through Friday, January 18 in Tinkham Veale University Center. A $25 per ticket price will be available to CWRU faculty, staff, and students as well as employees of University Circle businesses. Other members of the community will be able to purchase for $30. All wristbands will be available for pick-up the evening of the event when the doors open. Pre-sale tickets do not allow you to enter the theater before 6:00 pm.


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 right/house left 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.

NOTE: Due to continual construction from the Summer before the Fall 2018 semester, the rear door of Strosacker Auditorium is closed. Please use the front entrance connected to the main quad.

Rules subject to change at the discretion of the CWRU Film Society. Additional rules may be added due to the renevations in Strosacker Auditorium over the Summer before the Fall 2018 semester. Check back closer to the event for any additional rules.

Detailed Movie Descriptions

Friday, January 18
8:00 p.m. Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Rated PG-13 (127 min)
Directors: Lana and Lilly Wachowski
With Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne
Format: 35mm Film
A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.
Read more about it at the IMDB

10:40 p.m. They Live (1988)
Rated R (94 min)
Director: John Carpenter
With Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster
Format: 35mm Film
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Read more about it at the IMDB

Saturday, January 19
12:30 a.m. SURPRISE 1: Wild, Wild West (1999)
Rated PG-13 (106 min)
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
With Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh
Format: Digital
The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth century inventor-villain.
Read more about it at the IMDB

2:30 a.m. Wallace & Gromit - A Close Shave (1995)
Not Rated (30 min)
Director: Nick Park
With Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher
Format: Digital
Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.
Read more about it at the IMDB

3:05 a.m. Attack the Block (2011)
Rated R (88 min)
Director: Joe Cornish
With John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail
Format: TBD
A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.
Read more about it at the IMDB

4:50 a.m. The Outer Limits - Demon with a Glass Hand (1964)
Rated TV-PG (51 min)
Director: Byron Haskin
With Robert Culp, Arlene Martel, Abraham Sofaer
Format: TBD
Days ago, Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly. He manages to stay one step ahead of them by following the advice of his hand. Made of glass and apparently capable of speech, Trent's hand can answer many of his questions. But it cannot tell him who he is or why his enemies seek him until he finds all of its fingers. The only trouble is that they're in the hands of his enemies.
Read more about it at the IMDB

6:00 a.m. SURPRISE 2: The Nutty Professor (1963)
Not Rated (107 min)
Director: Jerry Lewis
With Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore
Format: TBD
To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.
Read more about it at the IMDB

8:05 a.m. Demolition Man (1993)
Rated R (115 min)
Director: Marco Brambilla
With Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
Format: DCP
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.
Read more about it at the IMDB

10:15 a.m. Space Jam (1996)
Rated PG (88 min)
Director: Joe Pytka
With Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle
Format: 35mm Film
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Read more about it at the IMDB

12:10 p.m. Upgrade (2018)
Rated R (100 min)
Director: Leigh Whannell
With Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen
Format: DCP
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Read more about it at the IMDB

2:05 p.m. Wallace & Gromit - A Grand Day Out (1989)
Not Rated (23 min)
Director: Nick Park
With Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins
Format: TBD
Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.
Read more about it at the IMDB

2:35 p.m. Timecrimes (2007)
Rated R (92 min)
Director: Nach Vigolondo
With Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga
Format: 35mm Film
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Read more about it at the IMDB

4:25 p.m. SURPRISE 3: The Omega Man (1971)
Rated PG (98 min)
Director: Boris Sagal
With Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalinda Cash
Format: 35mm Film
Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.
Read more about it at the IMDB

6:20 p.m. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Rated PG (117 min)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
With Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda
Format: 35mm Film
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Read more about it at the IMDB

8:35 p.m. A Quiet Place (2018)
Rated PG-13 (90 min)
Director: John Krasinski
With Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds
Format: TBD
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Read more about it at the IMDB

10:20 p.m. Wallace & Gromit - The Wrong Trousers (1993)
Not Rated (30 min)
Director: Nick Park
With Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins
Format: TBD
Wallace takes in a new lodger, a devious penguin. Sporting some techno-trousers, the penguin plans a grand theft, a plan that involves putting Wallace in danger.
Read more about it at the IMDB

11:00 p.m. Frankenstein (1910)
Not Rated (16 min)
Director: J. Searle Dawley
With Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
Format: TBD
Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.
Read more about it at the IMDB

11:20 p.m. Gremlins (1984)
Rated PG (106 min)
Director: Joe Dante
With Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
Format: 35mm Film
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Read more about it at the IMDB