It! The Terror from Beyond Space and Alien Double Feature
Directed by Edward L. Cahn. US. 1958. NR. 69 minutes. MGM. blu ray.
Sun., July 31, 2016
Alien is essentially an un-credited remake of the low-budget ’50s sci-fi flick It! The Terror Beyond Space, as much of the plot and situations were re-created with an increased budget and amped-up suspense. The crew of the first expedition to Mars is killed except for the captain, who is rescued by another spaceship. The demented captain believes a space monster killed his crew and that the creature has stowed away on the spaceship. Pretty much everybody thinks the captain did it, until people start getting killed by the titular It! There are no exploding chests or sexy astronauts in panties and it’s pretty cheap and dated (set in the far off future of 1973) but this is a fun little movie and provides an interesting blueprint for Ridley Scott’s films. (Scarecrow Video Movie Guide) (Edward L. Cahn. US. 1958. NR. 69 min. MGM.)
In space no one can hear you scream… But there will be plenty of screams at The Colonial when Ridley Scotts sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien invades our theater! On a return trip to Earth, the crew of the Nostromo is awakened by a distress signal sent from a mysterious planet. While investigating the foreign land, one of the crew is attacked by a strange creature. After spending some time in the sick bay, the crew member awakens, seemingly healthy and hungry. Everything seems fine until dinner time…(Brendan Carr) (Ridley Scott. UK. 1979. R. 117 min. Fox. Digital.)
2:00 It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Adult: $9 (single film) or $15 (both films)
Senior/Student: $7 (single film) or $10 (both films)
Member/ Child <13: $5 (single film) or $8 (both films)
Special pricing will automatically apply when you purchase tickets to both films.
Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office or online. Please note that the seats in the rear balcony have limited leg room.