Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sunday, Jun 18 at 5:45 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1981, 115 mins. 35mm. Rated PG. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Paul Freeman, Denholm Elliott. The film that introduced Indiana Jones to the world remains one of the most exciting films of all time, a perfectly engineered roller coaster that functions as both a winking homage to the action serials of director Spielberg’s childhood and a singular adventure in its own right. A bespectacled history professor by day who moonlights as a globe-trotting archeologist, Jones instantly became one of cinema’s great heroes, embodied by Ford with wit and self-effacement. Its mix of incredible stunt work and state-of-the-art special effects has never been topped, and Ford and Allen’s screwball chemistry as Jones and former flame Marion sets a standard to which all action couples should be judged. (Released June 12, 1981)
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.