Cold War SciFy Film Series: Invaders From Mars
Sat Jun 12 2021 at 11:30 am to 01:30 pm
National Museum of the U.S. Navy | Washington, D.C., DC
About this Event
(1953), 1hr 18min, Director:
Summer at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy includes films celebrating classic science fiction movies produced during the geopolitical period known as the “Cold War” (1947-1991). Science fiction films made during this period played on the tensions and fears of the time by having themes and characters associated with alien invasion and infiltration, monsters created by radioactive fallout, and the near annihilation of the world. These genre films reached their peak in the 1950s to early 1960s with an estimated 500 films having been produced. Many would become cult classics of the genre. Today, science fiction movies continue to enjoy a large and dedicated following. While some of these films have been re-made to varying degrees of box office success, the original versions (most in black and white) remain a lasting testament to the era in which they were made and are important contributions to the fabric of American popular culture.
All films start at 11:30am, followed by a short tour of the museum’s Cold War Gallery. Light refreshments will be available at each screening.
Pre-registration deadline for this program is June 11. You must pre-register for each film in this series individually.
Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to park outside the base and then be escorted onto the base then to the museum building. If taking metro, exit the Navy Yard stop, then walk to the 11th and O Street entrance (about 15 minutes). If driving, limited, non-metered on-street parking is available on the O Street (residential side). Go underneath the 11th Street Bridge to the residential area, park, then walk to the base entrance (about 5 minutes). Please be outside the entrance (11th and O Street SE) by 11am on the screening date. Please be prompt. A museum educator will be there to bring you onto the base.
Register on this site, or email [email protected]
Where is it happening?National Museum of the U.S. Navy, 736 Sicard Street Southeast, Washington, D.C., United States