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War Games (Screening)


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Enjoy free retro 80's flicks every Sunday in March at The MAIN; part of the Santa Clarita Library’s One Story One City program. Catch a matinee movie followed by dinner...perfect for family, friends or couples!

War Games
A high-schooler unwittingly accesses WOPR (War Operation Plan Response), a United States military supercomputer originally programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. The young hacker gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, believing it to be a computer game. The computer, now tied into the nuclear weapons control system and unable to tell the difference between simulation and reality, attempts to start World War III.

Run Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes
Rating: PG
Cost: FREE

The 2018 One Story One City book is Ready Player One, a bestselling cult classic—soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. A brief synopsis of the book: Read Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel from author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopian 2044, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit a fortune in a world wrecked by an energy crisis.