12 straight hours of sci-fi classics!

The Sci-Fi Slumber Party!

Showtimes
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 AT 7:00PM | ADMISSION: $13 ADVANCE; $15 DAY OF; $13 LOFT MEMBERS
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES OR GROUPONS FOR THIS SCREENING

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 German Food Truck will be here from 6:30pm – 10:30pm serving up delicious brats & more! 

*All start times are approximate*

The Matrix |  7:00pm

“Doesn’t just raise the bar on sci-fi and action films, it rips the sucker off and sends it spiraling into the sun.” – Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

Keanu Reeves is a computer hacker named Neo, and he’s looking for answers to some very important questions, like: Who is Morpheus? What is the Matrix? And how exactly did he learn kung fu? Game on! Cerebrally-stimulating sci-fi meets butt-kicking action flick in one of the most influential genre films of all time, adorned with groundbreaking special effects and wrapped in patent leather fetish-wear. (Dir. by Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 1999, USA, 138 mins., Rated R)

 

John Carpenter’s The Thing |  9:30pm

The Thing is a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror.” – Adam Smith, Empire

An isolated research station in frozen Antarctica becomes a hotbed of horror when a nasty alien life-form with serious identity issues begins impersonating a group of unlucky human hosts on its way to conquering the world!   Rampant paranoia, delightfully disgusting special effects and an increasingly freaked-out Kurt Russell ensue.   One of the best sci-fi/horror flicks of the ‘80s, John Carpenter’s The Thing has aged beautifully – like a fine, extremely gruesome, wine. (Dir. by John Carpenter, 1982, USA, 109 mins., Rated R)

 

Logan’s Run | 11:30pm

“Fun and thought-provoking, in a very ‘70s way … if you’re a fan of way-out-there sci-fi, this is definitely worth a look.” – Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com

In the 23rd century, once you hit 30 years old, you’re literally over the hill, and if you don’t run … you’re done!  The world has been cooked, but everyone’s still living the swinging singles lifestyle in a sexy, hedonistic domed society where everything’s groovy except for one small catch:  people who reach the age of 30 are exterminated in a laser-zapping ceremony called Carousel!  Can a 29-year-old policeman named Logan and his girlfriend Jessica make a run for it and escape the pleasure dome to live life outside the bubble, and if so, who will they invite to their 30th birthday parties?   A fun and quirky sci-fi thriller that pretty much defines the sexy, funky, dystopian 1970s. (Dir. by Michael Anderson, 1976, USA, 120 mins., Rated PG)

 

Robocop (1987) | 1:40am

“An exciting and hilariously deviant bit of R-rated futuristic spoofery that’s still vital today thanks to its blistering social commentary and astute analysis of its own superhero genre.” – Nick Schager, Village Voice

When Detroit street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is blown apart by ruthless criminals, his career is far from over.  In fact, it’s just beginning, as the evil Omni Consumer Products corporation uses new technology to rebuild him into an unstoppable, crime-fighting cyborg hellbent on cleaning up the crime-ridden city.   But Robocop still has a mind of his own, and he’s about to open up a high-tech can of “robo-revenge” on everyone who’s done him wrong in Paul Verhoeven’s wickedly funny, gloriously gruesome sci-fi satire guaranteed to have you saying, “I’d buy THAT for a dollar!”  (Dir. by Paul Verhoeven, 1987, USA, 102 mins., Rated R)

 

Night of the Comet / 35mm film print! | 3:30am

“One hell of a shindig … Night of the Comet is the ultimate ‘80s genre kitsch dish.” – Arrow in the Head Reviews

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and not everyone is feeling fine, in this, like, majorly awesome ‘80s sci-fi comedy! When a pair of totally bitchin’ L.A. Valley Girls somehow manage to survive the comet-fueled apocalypse, they do what anyone in their situation would do – they go shopping! But when their day of malling threatens to become a day of mauling, our heroines are forced to arm themselves with machine guns, pom-poms and other assorted weaponry to fight off killer creepazoids, evil scientists and even a few tasty bad boys with bad intentions.   And what about school on Monday?  Fast, funny and unexpectedly clever, this cult classic is a total blast to the max! (Dir. by Thom Eberhardt, 1984, USA, 95 mins., Rated PG-13)

 

Snowpiercer | 5:00am

“A rococo exercise in mayhem, boldfaced allegory and ramped-up chaos. It’s a summer movie with a social conscience.” – John Anderson, Newsday

In Bong Joon-ho’s politically pointed, brilliantly-executed thrill-ride, Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic ice age forces humanity’s last survivors to hop aboard a globe-spanning, perpetually-moving supertrain.  Unfortunately, even in the frozen post-apocalyptic future, the old class system still rules, and the train’s inhabitants are divided by social status: the poor and oppressed in back, the rich and powerful up front.  But that’s all about to change thanks to Captain America himself, Chris Evans, who will risk everything (including tangling with an incredibly creepy Tilda Swinton) to lead the tail passengers in a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world! (Dir. by Bong Joon-ho, 2013, South Korea/ Czech Republic/ France/ USA, in English/ French/ Korean/ Japanese/ Czech with English subtitles, 126 mins., Rated R)