Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary with these spaced-out flicks at Cinematheque

The Cinematheque is marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon in an appropriately cosmic style—with an existential arthouse twist.

Beginning today, July 3, and until the 28th, the theatre presents restorations of science fiction classics and award-winning documentaries. The program A Spaced-Out July: Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary includes a little-seen but visionary Czech film, a lengthy Tarkovsky meditation on existence, and of course Kubrick’s groundbreaking 2001. Find out more below.

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Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary with these spaced-out flicks at Cinematheque

Get ready for a wild science fiction ride in Vancouver this weekend!

The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to the York Theatre this weekend, April 30-May 1. Photo by The Robot Planet.

The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to the York Theatre this weekend, April 30-May 1. Photo by The Robot Planet.

A wild live science fiction theatre presentation like nothing you’ve ever seen before is coming to the York Theatre in East Vancouver this weekend, April 30-May 1.

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Book One: Target Earth is an old-style radio drama set in 1933 with three voice actors onstage, performing against a backdrop of comic-book-style illustrations. A Foley artist, that is a sound effects person, provides all the necessary (and perhaps comedic) auditory enhancement to bring this multi-media show to life.

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Get ready for a wild science fiction ride in Vancouver this weekend!

Fan Expo Vancouver 2014 announces first guest – Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell. Photo: Collider.

Bruce Campbell. Photo: Collider.

Fan Expo Vancouver has released the name of its first guest for 2014, and it’s a doozy.

Thanks to his roles in Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness, Bruce Campbell has a larger-than-large cult following all over the world. More recently, the actor can be seen on the USA Network TV series Burn Notice. So what other surprises does 2014’s Fan Expo have in store?

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Fan Expo Vancouver 2014 announces first guest – Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell

Ghosts With Sh-t Jobs at the Rio Theatre

Rachel MacMillan in Ghosts With Shit Jobs

Rachel MacMillan in Ghosts With Sh-t Jobs. Photo courtesy Jim Munroe

A new science fiction movie shot on a shoestring budget makes its Vancouver debut Dec 18 at the Rio Theatre.

Ghosts With Sh-t Jobs is set in the year 2040, when Asia is the dominant economic power and Westerners are forced to take on all the “sh-t” jobs no one wants. Though set in Toronto, Ghosts With Sh-t Jobs has a Vancouver connection.

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Ghosts With Sh-t Jobs at the Rio Theatre