The folks over at the Planetarium want to expand minds – and cinematic tastes. So, every Friday this summer, the people at the dome-shaped venue have been taking advantage of their unique setup by playing space-themed movies to lucky audiences. Tonight is the last night and it’s a real send off, too.
Although they originally wanted to screen Star Wars, George Lucas is a bit finicky about where his films are screened. So the next best thing, (if not better, in my opinion) was Spaceballs.
The 1987 cult classis is a science fiction parody that stars Bill Pullman, John Candy, Mel Brooks and Rick Moranis. The film takes many not-so-subtle hits on space movies like Star Wars, Alien, Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. (I will never forget nearly chocking on a piece of popcorn at the scene where the computer gets “jammed”.)
The movie will be shown on one part of the dome, while the other part will be filled with “stars”. This is the most optimal way to spend an evening if you’re a fan of both comedy and space, so get down there!
The seats, which are permanently reclined, are quite cozy too.