Our good friend Todd Gilchrist of IGN is hosting the first in a series of Los Angeles screenings that will see two of our most beloved films from the 80s back onto the big screen. For two nights only, Gilchrist will be introducing both Joe Dante's 1985 cult hit Explorers along with the follow-up feature Flight of the Navigator at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, California. The films will run exclusively from Sunday, September 28th to Monday, September 29th.
To help introduce the films will be Flight of the Navigator director Randal Kleiser. Not only did he helm this great Disney flick, he's also the man responsible for such classic films as Grease, Blue Lagoon, and Big Top Pee-Wee. This is sure to be a big treat for longtime fans of his work, as he will be presenting an original 35mm print of his film.
Explorers features Joe Dante at the top of his game. This overlooked Sci-Fi fantasy stars Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, and Bobby Fite as misfit best friends whose dreams of space travel become a reality when they create an interplanetary spacecraft in their homemade laboratory. The trio embarks on a secret adventure to another galaxy where they find that things are not always as different as they seem. In the similarly themed Flight of the Navigator, a 12 year old boy goes missing in 1978, only to reappear once more in 1986. After a mystifying disappearance aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft, David Freeman returns to earth possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires.
The cost for both films is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for students (with I.D.), and seniors and children are $4.00. The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036. Check out the www.newbevcinema.com|New Beverly Cinema for a full schedule of the screening time and for more details as they become available.
Best of all, you'll get to shake hands with the man himself, Todd Gilchrist. A true messiah in the making; he obviously loves the space exploration films of the 80s as much as you do!
Dont't forget to also check out: Explorers [I Love the 80's Edition]