Lowell Observatory’s Mars Mania Film Festival begins tonight and runs through the end of the summer. Every other week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights we will show a classic science fiction movie.
We kick off the festival tonight with Invaders from Mars (1953). The fate of humanity rests in the hands of a young boy after Martians begin taking over the minds of every adult around him. Show times are at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., and the film is 1 hour 18 minutes long.
Other titles that will be shown throughout the summer include Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), the original War of the Worlds (1953), Mars Attacks! (1996) and Plan Nine from Outer Space (1959).
Our auditorium screen accommodates both the narrow aspect of older films and the widescreen of newer ones. Your regular admission to Lowell includes admission to the film, but seating is limited to 120 per show and tickets are required.
Join us for these classic movies, then stick around for telescope viewing and other evening activities.