Wednesday, March 25, 2009
26th Annual Ohio 24 Hour Sci-Fi Marathon coming this weekend
This year's 26th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon is less than 3 days away!
Featuring 12 feature films including a record 5 Major Premieres (Well, Major Premieres for the Midwest, anyway!) Be the first to see the Midwest Premiere of ALIEN TRESPASS starring Robert Patrick; the Midwest Premiere of MUTANT CHRONICLES starring Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane and John Malkovich; the warped eye-blowing, head-exploding futuristic TOKYO GORE POLICE; the newest Sci-Fi thriller from Spain, TIMECRIMES. AND the Midwest Premiere of FAMOUS MONSTER: FORREST J ACKERMAN featuring Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Tim Sullivan, and John Landis, just to name a few in a tribute to Sci-Fi's ultimate fanboy!
Classic films will include ROBOCOP, ROLLERBALL, STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF KAHN, the rarely seen THE TIME TRAVELERS, THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and the unbelievably bad CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON in 3D! As usually there will be over 75 classic Sci-Fi trailers, short-subjects including Marathon favorites such as GRAVITY, SPACE BOY and DUCK DODGERS IN THE 24 1/2 CENTURY. Hundreds of prizes will be given away during the many Marathon contests and the Annual Kostume Kahntest will feature a $100 Grand Prize.
The Marathon always has an interesting, fun mix of contemporary and classic films, along with some oddities and rare short films.
Be warned: the Marathon will likely have a lot of socially-clueless yahoos acting as if they were auditioning for MST3K through every film! (They certainly did last year; I was told this is a regular part of the event, sadly.)
Tickets are reportedly selling fast for this year's Marathon so order or pick-up your tickets today. Advance tickets are $33 and if any remain on Saturday, they'll be $36 at the door.
Tickets are ON SALE NOW online at: www.Drexel.net
Pay by phone by calling: (614) 231-1050,
Pay via Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locally, tickets can also be purchased at Laughing Ogre Comics, 4250 N. High St.; The Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St. and the Radio Cafe, 2256 E. Main St. (during non-theatre hours).
The 26th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon starts Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 noon and continues until 12 noon Sunday, March 29 at the Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St.
For more information visit www.drexel.net or www.scifimarathon.com.