dir. Fritz Lang.
None of you want to admit it, but there are many of you out there who haven’t seen Metropolis. Here’s your chance to see the film that started it all.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
dir. Robert Wise.
This is the only 50’s alien invasion movie that doesn’t have an anti-commie agenda. Come see this famous classic and learn the real reason why it’s so important to know how to say Klaatu-Barada-Nikto, comrade.
(Widescreen) R-1995-145 Min.
Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. Written/Prod. James Cameron. W/Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore.
One of the great SF films of the decade! come see this cyber-punkish James Cameron-esque film that has been greatly overlooked by the fan community. After the movie, stay and watch scenes that were deleted from the original theatrical release.
By special arrangement with director Richard Elfman, CONvergence and CINEMA REX are pleased to announce a special preview screening of the new film: Modern Vampires (aka “Revenant” in Europe). Starring Casper Van Dien, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Rod Steiger, Gabriel Casseus, Natasha Lyonne, and Kim Cattrall. Modern Vampires will be released this summer, but you can see it here first at CONvergence!
(widescreen) R-1981-141 min.
dir. John Boorman. W/Nigel Terry, Nicol Williamson.
The best version of the story of Arthur and Merlin on film. Siskel and Ebert called it the Star Wars of fantasy films. Really! Until you’ve watched it in widescreen format, what do you really know? And then, of course, it’s too late. Too late!
(widescreen) R-1980-102 min.
dir. Ken Russell. W/William Hurt, Blair Brown.
Are you wandering around the con at 2 in the morning in a chemically induced stupor? Well, then you got 45 minutes to find your way to Cinema Rex to see this film which asks and answers the question, “Sure they’re fun and all, but what can a sensory deprivation tank do for ME?” Widescreen, of course.
dir. Arthur Rankin Jr.
Will the trolls eat Bilbo as a late lunch? Who is Gollum? What has Bilbo gots in his pockettsss . . . and how do you stop an ancient, 8-hit-points-per-hit-die dragon from destroying the good people of Middle Earth?
The Black Hole
(widescreen) PG-1979-97 min.
dir. Gary Nelson. W/Maximillian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine.
An intrepid band of deep space explorers discover the long lost Dr. Hans Reinhart, and his famous ship, the Cygnus, hovering at the edge of a black hole. What dark secrets do the lonely scientist and his mysterious ship hold? And why did Ernest Borgnine become a space journalist? Extra yummy letterboxed version.
(widescreen) PG-1976-118 min.
dir. Michael Anderson. W/Michael York, Richard Jordan, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov.
It’s 2274. You live inside a domed city of hedonistic delights. The only problem is, if you don’t “renew” when you’re 30, the Sandmen will track you all the way across the widescreen version of this film and kill you.
The Dark Crystal
(widescreen) PG-1983-94 min.
dir. Jim Henson, Frank Oz.
A rare presentation in its full, widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Try and find THAT in a video store or on DVD! Go ahead, we double dare you!
(widescreen) R-1982-106 min.
dir. Douglas Trumbull. W/Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson.
See Kai Winn . . . er . . . ah . . . I mean, Louise Fletcher invent a device that records memories and turns them into a virtual reality that others can experience. But what will happen when this technology falls into the wrong hands? And what esoteric consequences could befall the users of this technology?
The Thing (From Another World)
dir. Christian Nyby. Prod. Howard Hawks. W/Kenneth Toby, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness.
This original film version of The Thing shares similarities with Carpenter’s version but has a very different flavor. We like them both and we have decided that you will, too.
Leonard Nimoy plays a psychic race car driver who lives in England, drives around in a convertible, wears a colorful scarf, and likes fast women. Hear Nimoy actually say, “Hey, you’re a real good lookin’ chick,” in this made-for-TV masterpiece! If he only had a hammer (sigh).
dir. Gordon Douglas. W/James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, James Arness.
It’s Sunday afternoon; time for a classic film matinee. Don’t let all the giant ants fool you, this is actually a very good movie. In fact, it’s the best giant ant movie ever made in the history of the universe.