Friday, May 11, 2018


sci fi
The Detroit Institute of Arts film theater (DFT) is hosting a series of family friendly science fiction matinee movies throughout the summer of 2018 that are FREE to attend with paid admission to the art museum. Movies being shown include THE TIME MACHINE (1960), FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956), PLANET OF THE APES (1968) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) & BLACK PANTHER (2018).  Each feature film will also be preceded by a chapter from the original FLASH GORDON serials of the 1930s.

The matinees will play daily at 3pm with rotating titles throughout the summer that explore the themes of Adventures and Quests, Space Travel, Alien Encounters, Other Dimensions, Creatures, and Robots.  Visit for a full calendar of movies being shown and more information about the Detroit Film Theater's Sci Fi Summer event.

The DFT has posted a few disclaimers to their showing of these movies. First, that films of earlier eras reflect the values of the day including their portrayal of gender roles and lack of racial diversity. Showing them does not imply an endorsement of the portrayed social norms. Secondly, the theater does not condone war between planets, irresponsible time travel, or the destruction of Los Angeles by giant insects.

Remember, local Detroit area residents that those of you who live in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties get FREE admission to the DIA which means the only cost to view these movies for you is the price of parking (unless you live in Midtown than you can just walk or take the QLine to get there). So if you don't have anything going on during a summer afternoon escape the heat by watching a classic Sci Fi movie at the DFT.

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