Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lowell Observatory in Arizona hosts Mars Mania Film Festival

Lowell Observatory, a private, non-profit astronomical research institution founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell and located in Flagstaff, Arizona, kicked off its summer Mars Mania Film Festival last week with Invaders from Mars (1953). Other titles that will be shown throughout the summer include Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), the original War of the Worlds (1953), Mars Attacks! (1996) and Plan Nine from Outer Space (1959). Tickets and identification are required.

I would have chosen a different line-up: Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars (1938), the original The War of the Worlds (1953), The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963), Capricorn One (1978) and Red Planet (2000).

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