Sci Fi Sundays: The City of Lost Children (1995)

To save his brother, carnival strongman One (Ron Pearlman) is pitted against cyborg cults, gangs of wayward orphans, trained circus fleas, and dream-thief Krank in this gorgeously shot, steampunk masterpiece. From French directors Marc Caro (Delicatessen) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie). M

(In French with English Subtitles)

SPACE PLACE / 7PM (DOORS 6:30PM) / SUN 26 MAY / $15.00

Sci Fi Sundays: The Man with Two Brains (1983)

The Man with Two Brains (1983)

In this madcap comedy by Carl Riener, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), inventor of “cranial screw top” brain surgery is looking for love in all the wrong places as the “Elevator Killer” (Merv Griffen) moves up and down Vienna seeking his next victim.

SPACE PLACE / 7PM (DOORS 6:30PM) / SUN 14 APRIL / $10 CHILDREN / $15 ADULTS

Sci-Fi Sundays: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the Eighth Dimension

Sci-Fi Sundays: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and the Eighth Dimension

This 1980’s extravaganza of kitsch stars Robocop’s Peter Weller as a brain surgeon/rock musician/adventurer who takes on evil aliens and OTT mad scientist John Lithgow. Knowingly ridiculous and played to the hilt by a game support cast, this is a cult treasure from an era before CGI, cell-phones and sensible hair.

DOORS OPEN 6:30PM

Sci-Fi Sundays: Spaceballs

Sci-Fi Sundays: Spaceballs

While originally released too late for topical satirical bite, time has been kinder to Mel Brooks’ Star Wars spoof, especially as George Lucas’ mega-trilogy has since sprawled into an unimpeachable cultural juggernaut.  Time for impeachment – sniggering all the way is pretty much guaranteed, with hysteria likely hard to contain in enthusiastic company.

DOORS OPEN 6:30PM

Sci-Fi Sundays: Mars Attacks!

Sci-Fi Sundays: Mars Attacks!

Aro Video & Space Place present ‘Space Camp’ A season of three tongue-in-cheek Sci-Fi classics starting with this comic sci-fi caper. 

Tim Burton’s pays ingenious homage to his boyhood love of 1950’s invasion flicks while gleefully demolishing a range of not-so-innocent American institutions – politics, religion, the military, television and money.
In the Trump era, the time has never been better for a technicolour Martian attack – one to relish with a popcorn-swilling crowd.

DOORS OPEN 6:30PM

Sci-Fi Sundays: The Thing

Sci-Fi Sundays: The Thing  

A parasitic alien infiltrates an arctic research centre in John Carpenter’s 1982 monster horror classic. The Thing is a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror. Starring Kurt Russell and a great acting ensemble,  accompanied by Ennio Morricone’s fantastic score, this is one film you do not want to miss (Unless you’re squeamish). R16 rating.

SPACE PLACE / SUNDAY 12 AUG, 7:30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) /ADULTS $15

 

Sci-Fi Sundays: Flight of the Navigator

The kids will love Sci-Fi Sundays: Flight of the Navigator

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship. This a charming space film that’s perfect for the whole family to watch. G rating.

SPACE PLACE / SUNDAY 15 JULY, 6:30PM / ADULTS $15, CHILD $10

Sci-Fi Sundays: Event Horizon

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED

Watch Sci-Fi Sundays: Event Horizon in the Planetarium   

When the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that vanished years earlier suddenly reappears, a team is dispatched to investigate. Accompanied by the Event Horizon’s creator, William Weir (Sam Neill), the crew of the Lewis and Clark, led by Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne), begins to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel. However, it soon becomes clear that something sinister resides in its corridors, and that the horrors that befell the Event Horizon’s previous journey are still present. R16 rating.

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Sci-Fi Sundays: Back to the Future

Go back in time with this family favourite!  It’s the ‘80s classic directed by Robert Zemeckis (Contact, Forrest Gump) and stars Michael J Fox who plays Marty McFly – a 17-year-old high school student who accidentally gets sent back thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown played by Christopher Lloyd. PG Rating

SPACE PLACE / SUN 29 APR, 6:30PM / $10 CHILD (Under 16) $15 ADULT

Sci-Fi Sundays: Total Recall

Arnie is back! See the original Total Recall inside the planetarium dome. A sci-fi action classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, Total Recall tells the story of a construction worker who is having troubling dreams about Mars and a mysterious woman. M rating.

SPACE PLACE / SUN 25 MAR, 7PM  (DOORS 6.30PM) / $15