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Wednesday
11
APR

Movie Night: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

20:00
22:00
XYZ Art Gallery
Event organized by XYZ Art Gallery

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Join XYZ as we screen the classic 1964 American science fiction comedy film, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

We have chairs, but feel free to bring blankets, pillows, your own snacks, etc.

Suggested donation $2; suggested additional $1 for provided refreshments (cash or venmo)

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"Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth. They are obsessed with the planet's television programs and don't want to do much of anything. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. But two Earth children are also nabbed, and this complicates things."

Fun Facts provided by Wikipedia as if you aren't going to look it up on your own:

The film regularly appears on lists of the worst films ever made, and is regularly featured in the "bottom 100" list on the Internet Movie Database!

The film took on newfound fame in the 1990s after being featured on an episode of the comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000.

The film also marks the first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a motion picture!