Sci Fi Sundays: Tremors (1990)

Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward star in this pitchperfect Creature Feature that finds that sweet spot between comedy and horror with a character-driven script and first-rate special FX. Family-friendly, and better for it, this was monster hit on VHS video back in the day, but here’s a rare chance to see, hear and feel the earth move on the big screen.

Space Place | Sunday 24 November | 7pm | Tickets $15 | Bookings Recommended

Sci Fi Sundays: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

A remake of a bona fide sci-fi classic from the 1950’s that updates the premise for a more savvy and cynical 1970’s audience this is a jewel of a science-fiction thriller that ranks among the very best. Possessed with a strong allegorical layer, famously read as capitalism vs. communism, this version can be equally savoured through the elegance of its production and paranoiafueled suspense.

Space Place | Sunday 29 September | 7pm | Tickets $15 | Bookings Recommended

Sci Fi Sundays: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures celebrates the story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), three African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial line and inspired generations.

Space Place/ Sunday August 25th / 6.30PM doors 7PM movie starts / $15

Sci Fi Sundays: The Dish

In a remote Australian town, a team full of eccentric characters, are tasked with one of the world’s most important missions; to relay information between NASA and Apollo 11 during the mission to the moon. Based on a true story, these Aussie scientists, lead by Cliff Buxton (Sam Neil), stumble their way through a series of mishaps. With the satellite dish smack bang in the middle of a sheep farm, what could possibly go wrong?

Sunday August 11th / 7pm (6.30pm doors)/ $15

Sci Fi Sundays: First Man

Based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the life of the legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) in the lead up to him becoming the first man to walk on the Moon. From its performances to its technical achievements, First Man is a masterpiece.

Sunday July 28th / 6.30pm doors 7pm Movie starts / $15

Sci Fi Sundays: Armageddon

With an asteroid hurtling towards earth, NASA’s head honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) recruits the world’s best deep core drilling team to save the planet. Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) and his team must drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. A classic apocalyptic disaster film.

Sunday June 30th / 7pm doors, 7.30pm Movie Starts / $15

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.


Sci Fi Sundays: CJ7

Space Place and Aro Video bring you a family film for the underdog (or alien) in us all. 

Hong Kong actor-writer-director wunderkind Stephen Chow is best known in the West for his lavish comic fantasies Shaolin Soccer (2001) and Kung-Fu Hustle (2004) but this, his first “family” film, is no less remarkable. So much more than simply an homage to ET, it will likely split your sides, jerk your tears and so beguile you with its visual panache and cultural quirkiness that you’ll hardly notice the English subtitles.


SPACE PLACE / SUN 24 FEB, 7 PM (DOORS OPEN 6:30PM) /$10 kids, $15 adults