Drive-In Night: Them! & This Island Earth
The Capitol's Drive-In Night returns for a double-feature of two classic sci-fi movies. Both will be projected from 35mm prints!
In the black and white 1954 release THEM!, a police sargent (James Whitmore) investigating a series of strange deaths finds a young girl (Sandy Descher) who is unable to speak. As he joins forces with an FBI agent (James Arness) and scientist (Edmund Gwenn), he discovers that all the incidents are due to giant ants that have been mutated by atomic radiation. With the aid of the military, they attempt to find the queen ants and destroy the nests before the danger spreads.
Next on the bill, 1955's THIS ISLAND EARTH. A scientist (Rex Reason) solves a mysterious puzzle that allows him access to a highly secretive program--led by the mysterious Exeter (Jeff Morrow)--that has assembled the world's greatest scientific minds in an attempt to quickly learn how to generate and store nuclear power. But with the help of fellow scientists (Faith Domergue and Russell Johnson), he soon discovers that his host is not what he claims to be.
Runtime: 94 Minutes (Them!) + 15 Minute Intermission + 87 Minutes (This Island Earth)
Friday 20, July