Sci-Fi Slumber Party!
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 AT 7:00PM
General Admission: $20 | Loft Members: $17
Passes Not Accepted
Buckle up for 12 straight hours of intergalactic excitement at The Loft Cinema’s Sci-Fi Slumber Party!, a non-stop excursion into the outer limits of space age cinema, featuring more aliens, robots and apocalyptic insanity than you can shake a light saber at! With 6 sci-fi classics, vintage movie trailers, trivia games and out-of-this-world prizes, this is an overnight space odyssey of truly epic proportions!
The Under Pressure food truck will be on site from 7pm – 1am!
*All start times are approximate*
7:00pm – They Live / 35mm print! / 35th Anniversary!
Cleverly-disguised yuppie aliens are among us, controlling our lives without us even knowing it, but luckily Rowdy Roddy Piper is on the case, ready to chew bubblegum and kick ass … and he’s all out of bubblegum, in director John Carpenter’s razor-sharp, action-packed sci-fi satire that will open your eyes to the terrifying truth about sunglasses, billboards and little old ladies! (Dir. by John Carpenter, 1988, USA, 94 mins., Rated R)
8:50pm – Blade Runner 2049
Ryan Gosling is a new Blade Runner in the L.A. Police Department, and he’s got to find Harrison Ford, who’s been missing for 30+ years and who holds the key to unraveling a mystery that’s about to plunge what’s left of society into utter chaos, in this stunning sequel to the original 1982 neo-noir classic! Winner of two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects. (Dir. by Denis Villeneuve, 2017, USA/UK/Canada/Spain, 164 mins., Rated R)
11:50pm – Johnny Mnemonic
This crazed ‘90s cyberpunk classic, based on the short story by William Gibson, stars a pre-Matrix Keanu Reeves as a data courier with a secret stash of information implanted in his brain that’s programmed to kill him unless he can retrieve it within 48 hours, leading to a wild ride involving Dolph Lundgren, Takeshi Kitano, Ice-T and Udo Kier! Whoa! (Dir. by Robert Longo, 1995, USA, 96 mins., Rated R)
1:30am – Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People
It’s time for a freaked-out psychedelic trip into terror when a yacht is shipwrecked on a deserted island, and the increasingly hungry passengers start feasting on mysterious island fungi that transforms them into hideous schroom monsters – among other things – in this totally trippy Toho Studios sci-fi/horror classic from original Godzilla director, Ishiro Honda! An inspiration for the popular 2023 fungus-based sci-fi series, The Last of Us. (Dir. by Ishiro Honda, 1963, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, 89 mins., Not Rated)
3:10am – The Last Starfighter
In this totally awesome ‘80s outer space adventure, a teen gamer finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game, only to find it was more than just a game – it was actually a test, and he has just been unwittingly recruited to join a team of the best starfighters in the universe to help battle the wicked Kodan forces that are threatening to rule the galaxy! A stellar adventure with pioneering digital effects that still dazzle today, The Last Starfighter is full-tilt sci-fi fun! (Dir. by Nick Castle, 1984, USA, 101 mins., Rated PG)
5:00am – Lifeforce / Uncut & Unrated 35mm print!
A space mission encounters a mysterious alien craft and brings three humanoids back to Earth, not realizing that these extraterrestrials are actually nasty space vampires looking to suck the life force out of every Earthling they meet, turning London into a circus of rampaging zombies and starting the countdown to global apocalypse! An unbelievably bonkers collision of sci-fi, horror, nudity and gore from Cannon Films and Tobe Hooper, director of Poltergeist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, that’s even more bonkers in this notorious uncut and unrated UK version! (Dir. by Tobe Hooper, 1985, UK, 101 mins., Unrated)