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:
Pay by phone by calling: (614) 231-1050,
Pay via Paypal to:

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.

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John Rozum said...

I hear Ray Harryhausen is excellent as the chief of police, and that Roger Corman steals the show as the boisterous leader of the local dockworker's union in FAMOUS MONSTER: FORREST J ACKERMAN, a creature created in the lab to kill, but finds himself drawn to the footlights of Broadway to entertain instead. I'm not sure who created the monster effects, but my money's on Rick Baker.

THE TIME TRAVELLERS is one of my favorite movies from childhood, and I'd love for that to show up on DVD one day.

Tim Mayer said...

Makes me wish I still lived in Cow Town.

The Greek said...

It's a shame that so many retro screenings these days are ruined by "clever public humorists". I'd like to think that the intentions of those who organize this cool-looking fest isn't to put the time and money into getting these films together so people can ridicule them.

Grumble grumble....

That's why Drive-In Super Monsterama is so great -- if you don't like what you're hearing from the car next door, your can just roll up the windows and turn up the radio...


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