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Original 1968 'Planet of the Apes' Will Be Back in Theaters This Month

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July 11, 2016

Planet of the Apes

"You maniacs! You blew it up!" This is one film definitely worth seeing on the big screen. Fathom Events is hosting a special event screening of the original Planet of the Apes movie from 1968, starring Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter and Roddy McDowall as Cornelius. The event is part of Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, and they will be showing this classic sci-fi movie in cinemas only two nights this month - on July 24th and on July 27th. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the film. It will be screening in more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide at 2:00PM & 7:00PM local time each day - Sunday & Wednesday. Don't miss it!

Old trailer for the original Planet of the Apes, released the same year as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Bullitt:

For more on the Apes screenings and to find theaters + reserve tickets, visit the Fathom Events website.

Astronaut George Taylor (Heston) finds himself on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon, Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall). From Fathom: "When it was released in February 1968, the film was a commercial and critical success, also breaking ground with its revolutionary prosthetic makeup techniques created by artist John Chambers. The Planet of the Apes franchise is still going strong today with the 2011 reboot and its 2014 sequel achieving box office success and strong support amongst critics. The highly anticipated third film in that trilogy will debut in 2017." This film is one the finest sci-fi classics and is a must see for anyone that is a genuine science fiction aficionado. We'll see you at the cinema.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments

1

"Get your remakes outta here, you damn dirty ape!!!"

theslayer5150 on Jul 11, 2016

2

Though to be fair the last two have some measure of class.

Steven on Jul 14, 2016

3

My comment was more tounge in cheek towards all remakes (I'm looking at you, Ghostbusters)

theslayer5150 on Jul 14, 2016

4

Yep - which is why I liked it. Thought it was funny.

Steven on Jul 14, 2016

5

It's really a great classic, but nowadays I only can see Charlton Heston as a right wing NRA supporter idiot.

fatchary on Jul 11, 2016

6

I was willing to post the same comment.

tarek on Jul 11, 2016

7

... and I put John Wayne on that list too, although even as a kid I didn't like him very much.

fatchary on Jul 11, 2016

8

For the second time, I share with you your opinion. I always thought that John Wayne was a fraud.

tarek on Jul 11, 2016

9

Always was an Eastwood man myself. I once worked at a small RV dealership, had the whole crew split over that argument. Pretty awesome.

grimjob on Jul 11, 2016

10

Me too. No one can beat Blondie.

tarek on Jul 12, 2016

11

I watched this again recently when I was in Korea, and had forgotten all the little bits nudity the film had...well, at least a couple butts that were censored by the Korean government.

DAVIDPD on Jul 11, 2016

12

female or male butts ? I can't remember any nudity.

tarek on Jul 11, 2016

13

I think there was some Heston behind while swimming in a pond or something, in the forbidden zone after the crash.

grimjob on Jul 11, 2016

14

Ok. Makes sense.

tarek on Jul 12, 2016

15

When the astronauts find a watering hole and swim butt naked...haha. It was funny because they used black bars over the butts.

DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2016

16

I have a vague memory about this very scene. any reason why they decided to swim butt naked ?

tarek on Jul 12, 2016

17

They had been wandering in the desert for a couple days after their crash.

DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2016

18

a true classic....

ari smulders on Jul 12, 2016

19

Cool

Razzbender, Snake Eater MD on Jul 12, 2016

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