Friday, February 21, 2014
Journey to the Center!
I only stumbled upon the Sci-Fi Center because the Pep Boys were working on my car across the street, but I'm glad I did. In between selling comics, graphic novels, DVDs, and back issues of FANGORIA, these guys host screenings of classic science fiction and horror movies...for varying definitions of the word "classic," of course. Tonight they were running the Oscar-winning Disneyfied version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in glorious widescreen; upcoming screenings this week include Creature of the Black Lagoon (in 3-D!), Dawn of the Dead, and Pink Flamingos. Admission prices range from $5 to free, for the Cinemonday screenings and the family-friendly Saturday night drive-ins (Coming Soon: The Phantom Planet). A local troupe of players "shadows" some of the features, so a recent screening of Night of the Living Dead might be accompanied by the walking dead hovering over your shoulder, or Rocky Horror by enthusiastic re-enactors; future offerings will take on Ghostbusters and...the one I'm most anxious to check out....They Live. If that's not enough to entice you, I have just one word: Nerdlesque. (Sahara & 6th, www.thescificenter.com, (702) 792-GEEK)