Coming in March 2018!

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See you in 2018!

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At approximately 12:25 EDT on Sunday March 19th, the great Marathon collective absorbed the power of the Muad'Dib and transcended the boundaries of the 24-Hour film festival setting and the strictures of sleep. For yet another year, we have survived a 'round the clock excursion into the outer reaches of space and the inner reaches of the mind. The sleepers have awakened! On to the future! Klaatu Barada Ohio!

Tickets are on sale now!

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In 1987, IT CAME FROM THE DREXEL NORTH heralded the birth of the Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon. One year later, it would spawn NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREXEL, the beginning of the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon.

NOW, on MARCH 18-19, blast off into the cinematic stratosphere and join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary (give or take a time travel change in event numbering or two) of this landmark Ohio event! 24 hours of Sci-Fi classics, cult gems, rediscoveries, premieres, trailers and shorts, and much, much, more! Featuring:

NOON Kevin McCarthy battling pod people in the all-time classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS!

2:00 P.M. Jeunet and Caro's cult classic CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, in glorious 35mm!

The 30th Anniversary Costume Contest

5:00 P.M. A rare BIG SCREEN showing of David Lynch's epic, wonderfully loony DUNE!

8:00 P.M. Producer Stephen Scarlata IN PERSON with his passion project, the amazing documentary JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (with a post-screening Q&A!)

10:30 P.M. Rock Hudson in John Frankenheimer's chilling paranoia fable SECONDS!

1:00 A.M. The MIDWEST PREMIERE of director Nick DiLiberto's handmade animated opus NOVA SEED!

2:30 A.M. John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon's stoneriffic spoof DARK STAR!

4:00 A.M. David Cronenberg's psychic warfare spectacle SCANNERS!

6:00 A.M. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman in Edgar Wright's energetic romp THE WORLD'S END!

8:10 A.M. The long-delayed, often-cancelled, sci-fi/horror hybrid SLITHER!

10:00 A.M. Donald Sutherland picking up the pieces 22 years later in the stone cold classic 1978 remake of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, in glorious 35mm!

- The 30th Anniversary Costume Contest (with $100 1st Prize)
- A galaxy of 35mm trailers and shorts!
- 30th Anniversary cake!
- And many more anniversary surprises!

It all happens on March 18th at the Drexel Theater, a celebration of cinematic excess like no other!

Tickets for this cinematic event are $40 in advance and $45 day of show.
Get your tickets today at:
-The Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.)
-Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St.)
-On the Tickets page

What is the Sci Fi Marathon?

Transmitted by Jen

The Sci-Fi Marathon is an entire spin of our planet watching science fiction features, premieres, over-looked gems, vintage trash and classics, along with cartoons, shorts and previews of coming attractions from years gone by. Hundreds of prizes are awarded to all winners and entrants in the Annual Costume Contest, as well as other contests and competitions at random. Those who survive the entire 24 hours will also receive the much coveted Certificate of Marathoid Behavior to impress their friends. The devoted, demented Marathoid throng will return from far and wide to experience this year's 'thon. The communal comaraderie of this audience often makes the unbearable hilarious and the great even more glorious. Surviving the sleep-deprived ordeal with this crazed crowd brings us together in delightful, bizarre, and unexpected ways.