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43rd Science Fiction Marathon - Jan. 19-20, 2018

Schedule Summary

Start TimeTitle
Friday, January 19
8:00pmGalaxy Quest (1999, PG, 35mm)
10:00pmWorld Without End (1956, Approved, Blu-ray?)
11:35pmDeep Blue Sea (1999, R, Blu-ray)
Saturday, January 20
1:35amSurprise 1 (????, Approved, Blu-ray)
3:35amRepo Man (1984, R, DCP)
5:25amRed Dawn (1984, PG-13, DVD)
7:35amBig Hero 6 (2015, PG, 35mm)
9:35amFrau im Mond [Woman in the Moon] (1929, NR, Blu-ray)
12:40pmX: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963, NR, DVD)
2:30pmDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (1964, PG, 4k DCP)
4:05pmIdiocracy (2006, R, 35mm)
5:45pmSurprise 2 (????, PG, 35mm)
7:30pmGhost in the Shell (1995, NR, DCP)
9:10pmBlade Runner 2049 (2017, R, 4k DCP)
Sunday, January 21
12:10amSpider-Man: Homecoming (2017, PG-13, DCP)

See below for more detailed movie descriptions.

Movies, order and times subject to change. Check back for more information closer to the event.

Food Schedule

Friday, January 19th
7:00 p.m. - Pizza ($2.00 / slice)

Saturday, January 20th
12:00 a.m. - Doughnuts ($1.00 each)
6:00 a.m. - Bagels ($2.00 each)
12:00 p.m. - Subs ($3.00 / quarter sub)
6:00 p.m. - Pizza ($2.00 / slice)

Check out the two concessions stands for a variety of snacks and drinks!

During marathon, real-time updates will be posted to the CWRU Film Society twitter feed.

Important Details

Free parking is available in both Lot 01A and Lot 44. Lot 1A is open for entry between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Friday, January 19th. Lot 44 will be available after 4:30 pm on Friday. If you arrive earlier than 4:30 pm, you will have to pay for parking in the Veale Parking Tower (lot 53) at the posted rates. If you park at a location other than Lot 44 or Lot 1A, we are not responsible for any parking tickets or loss of access to your vehicle. It is highly suggested that marathon attendees stick with the lots we recommend.

Early Arrivals

If you arrive before 6pm on Friday for the Marathon, there will be NO OFFICIAL SPACE for you to camp out. If you intend to arrive early, please anticipate making your own arrangements.

Admission Information

Admission information is subject to correction. Please check back before finalizing your plans.

Pricing for this year's science fiction marathon is $30 per person. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 19 at 6pm in the lobby of Strosacker Auditorium. No one under 18 admitted without parental supervision.

If you are unable to stay for the entire marathon, you may purchase tickets for movies individually. If you surrender a state or college ID to us, we will allow you to pay $4 per movie you wish to stay for. You are free to stay for more movies than you initially pay for, however you will be charged the balance before return of your ID. You may also simply purchase a wristband for the remaining balance of the marathon upon your arrival if you do not wish to surrender an ID (maximum charge of $30.)

Pre-sale tickets will be sold Monday, January 16 through Thursday, January 18 in Nord Atrium, the building across from Strosacker. A $25 per ticket price will be available to CWRU faculty, staff, and students as well as employees of University Circle businesses. Other members of the community will be able to purchase for $30. All wristbands will be available for pick-up the evening of the event when the doors open. Pre-sale tickets do not allow you to enter the theater before 6:00 pm.


No alcohol. No glass bottles. No fire hazards. Bring deodorant. Bring a toothbrush. Don't forget your towel. Space for sleeping bags is available on a first-come first-served basis. No one under 18 admitted without parental supervision. All bags are subject to inspection before admittance.

STAGE RULES: It is no longer possible to remove the classroom A/V equipment from the stage (stage left/house right side) for Marathon. Aside from losing precious mattress/sleeping bag real estate, we must prevail upon our audience to not fiddle with, place, store, or spill food & beverages on, fold, spindle, mutilate, or otherwise in any way disturb that equipment.

Detailed Movie Descriptions

Friday, January 19
8:00 p.m. Galaxy Quest
Rated PG (102 min)
Director: ...
With ...
Format: 35mm film
The last time we ran this feature at a Sci-Fi Marathon, we got a special surprise...a pre-release "bid print" with visible stunt wires, unfinished CGI, and entire scenes filled in by old Apollo-era stock footage. This time, we're assuming we'll get an actual, finished release print.