Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Forbidden Planet (1956)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
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Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series. All films are screened outside NYC's great outdoors and they're free!
Forbidden Planet is a science-fiction film with a story line based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the 23rd century, Cmdr. J.J. Adams guides United Planets cruiser C-57-D on a rescue mission to faraway planet Altair-4. Twenty years earlier, Earth ship Bellerophon disappeared while en route to Altair-4. Dr. Edward Morbius, the ship's philologist, is the only survivor along with his young daughter Altaria. In the decades following the ship's disappearance, Dr. Morbius has created a paradise world of his own guarded by his faithful robot, Robby. When Cmdr. J.J. Adams and his crew land on Altair-4, Dr. Morbius announces that he has no intention of being rescued and returned to Earth.
Know Before You Go
This movie will be shown on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket to sit on, and a picnic if you like. There are a limited number of chairs available. No alcohol.
Doors open one hour before the start of the screening. Space is limited and admission is on a first come-first served basis, so it's best to get there well before the screening starts. Please bring one form of ID with you.