Bay Ridge Sci-fi fans, get your popcorn ready.
There will be a special outdoor screening of the 1950s science fiction classic Forbidden Planet at the Narrows Botanical Garden on Friday, September 7, beginning at 8 p.m.
The film, which starred the late Leslie Nielsen during his pre-Airplane! dramatic acting days, is considered a groundbreaking film for the genre.
Forbidden Planet was the first movie of its kind to be set entirely on another, faraway planet. It also featured Robby the Robot – one of the first film robots to “display a distinct personality” as a bona fide supporting character.
Additionally, it was one of the first motion pictures to use an entirely electronic musical score.
The screening will run approximately two and a half hours.
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