Videodrome + The Thing
Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368
Dir. David Cronenberg. Canada, 1983, 87 mins.With James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits. A cable-television programmer of softcore porn tunes into a startling new broadcast that offers a nightmarish realization of Marshall McLuhan’s theories on the changing and dangerous media landscape. Cronenberg’s continually relevant philosophical horror film is a perfect distillation of the director’s ongoing project, literalizing his ideas of the merging of body and technology. "Long live the new flesh."
Dir. John Carpenter. US, 1982, 109 mins. With Kurt Russell, T.K. Carter, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart. In Carpenter’s horrifying classic, a scientists’ outpost in Antarctica is infiltrated by an alien lifeform that can enter any body undetected and violently metamorphose into a simulacrum of its victim. With this monster on the loose, the isolated men become suspicious of one another and, even worse, begin to doubt themselves. A graphic adaptation of John W. Campbell's novella Who Goes There?, The Thing features a gallery of jaw-dropping creatures by effects whiz Rob Bottin, a score by master composer Ennio Morricone, and gorgeous ’scope compositions that make it a must for the big screen.
Presented as part of the MoMI and Sloan Science & Film series Science on Screen.
Tickets: $45 per car (up to 5 passengers per car). Members of the presenting organizations will receive a 15% discount. Order tickets online. Learn more about membership and join here. Doors will open each night around 7:30 p.m., events will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end by 11:00 p.m.
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