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: 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: 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

Sci-Fi Sundays: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell is a detective noir story centered on Major Motoko Kusangi, a cyborg undercover agent on the trail of the Puppet Master, a powerful hacking virus run amok. Kusangi has been cybernetically altered to the point of questioning her own humanity and the existence of her “ghost” or her “soul”. With brilliant manga artwork, traditional cel and CGI animation, this film is widely considered as one of the great anime films of its time.