At the end of the month, the Milwaukee Public Museum will celebrate the fall – as well as its current "Alien Worlds and Androids" exhibit – with a Sci-Fi Film Fest. Every Thursday and Saturday (save for Thanksgiving) from Oct. 23 through Nov. 29, the museum will screen a sci-fi flick in the Dome Theater.
This past summer, fans were asked to vote for five of the six sci-fi selections. The votes have finally been tallied, and today the museum announced the festival's lineup. It appears the fest will begin with a roar (and several Goldblum-ian uhs) with Steven Spielberg's classic "Jurassic Park" as its opening feature on Thursday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 25.
The rest of the strong fan-voted lineup is made up of equally beloved and celebrated sci-fi staples (nice job, fans!). Following "Jurassic Park" will be another Spielberg classic "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and then Stanley Kubrick's heavily influential masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey." For those left wanting a bit more monkey suit action after Kubrick's trip-tacular epic, the museum is showing "Planet of the Apes" (the good one, not that Burton garbage with Marky Mark and the Monkey Bunch).
The lineup, as currently announced, ends with "Back to the Future," but there's still one last film to be announced for the festival's final weekend, and the MPM wants the fans' help one more time. After picking five sci-fi hall of famers, the museum wants voters to pick out a legendary turkey (because Thanksgiving) for the last showing on Nov. 29.
There are plenty of great godawful choices to pick from to unleash your inner "MST3K" spirit. Matt Wild of Milwaukee Record wisely nominated M. Night Shyamalan's man-versus-breeze "horror" spectacular "The Happening," an excellent pick if only for the joys of watching a horrified Marky Mark attempt to make pleasant conversation with a tree.
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