|December 10, 2017|
The Film Geeks’ John Carpenter series concludes in an epic fashion with a double header featuring Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken saving the day in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and ESCAPE FROM L.A.
Escape from New York: In 1997, a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve the president in exchange for his own freedom.
Escape from L.A.: In 2013, the United States president (Cliff Robertson) is exiling all citizens who don’t conform to his hyper-conservative views to Los Angeles, which became an island after a huge earthquake. But, when the president’s daughter nabs the detonator to her dad’s apocalyptic weapon and sneaks into L.A. to be with the rebel leader she loves, the government taps commando-turned-crook Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) to retrieve the young woman. And, if he doesn’t succeed quickly, he’ll be executed.
“A one of a kind apocalyptic epic that has yet to be rivaled in action and storytelling quality.” – Cinema Crazed
“Boasting one of the most iconic characters ever in Plissken, and an effective sci-fi set-up, this is entertainment of the highest order.” – Empire Magazine
Runtime: 99 minutes; 101 minutes
Director: John Carpenter
Sunday, December 10: 1:00 PM
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:
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