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: 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

 

Inner Space

Presented in partnership with Aro Video and Photon Flux.

Joe Dante directs Inner Space – a sci-fi romp that grafts a daft yet dazzling comic plot onto the glorious gimmick of 1966’s Fantastic Voyage, set in the other-worldliness of the human body. The little creatures this time are human – with Dennis Quaid incredibly shrunk down to size of an amoeba and injected into the bloodstream of lovable doofus Martin Short, while bad guys are hot on Quaid’s teeny tail.

SPACE PLACE / SUN 27 JAN, 7PM (DOORS OPEN 6:30PM) / $15

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