They Came From Outer Space: Mars Attacks! (35mm)
Now Playing - Sep 30, 2023
A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan) that the Martians' mission is a friendly one. But when a peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, military men call for a full-scale nuclear retaliation. Presented on 35mm.
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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Earth is in for a shock when malevolent Martians invade the planet. Armed with advanced technology and a mischievous sense of humor, the extraterrestrial invaders wreak havoc on iconic landmarks and unsuspecting humans. Amidst the chaos, a diverse group of people, including President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) and TV reporter Nathalie Lake (Sarah Jessica Parker), must rally together to find a way to repel the belligerent Martians and save humanity from total annihilation. Directed by Tim Burton, this star-studded and visually stunning film is a zany and satirical take on classic alien invasion stories, blending hilarious slapstick with dark humor to create a laugh-out-loud and action-packed sci-fi extravaganza that is out of this world. Brace yourself for an invasion like no other, where nothing is safe, and everything is at stake.
- Director: Tim Burton
- Principal Cast: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker
- Country: USA
- Year: 1996
- Running Time: 106 min.
- Producer: Tim Burton, Larry Franco
- Screenplay: Jonathan Gems
- Cinematographers: Peter Suschitzky
- Editors: Cris Lebenzon
- Music: Danny Elfman
- Language: English
- Format: 35mm