If you enjoy cheesy, low-tech sci-fi movies, and have $3 to spare, you should make your way over to The Loft Cinema this evening for a special screening of “The Time Travelers.”
This 1964 release is the second installment of July’s Mondo Movie Mondays series, with a common theme the staff have affectionately dubbed “Trashy Time Travel.”
According to The Loft Cinema website, “The Time Travelers” is about the journey of three scientists and their trusty simpleton, who travel to the future via portal and discover a devastating post-apocalyptic reality that resulted from an atomic war. Their mission is to find any surviving humans, while fighting off radiation mutants, and leave Earth in search of another planet to inhabit. The Loft Cinema staff gave it the following synopsis:
“A colorfully nutty trip into the future buoyed by an extravagantly ‘60s camp aesthetic (encompassing a pop art Android Factory, a futuristic Tanning Salon and Spa frequented by women with giant beehive hairdos and a Love Machine for those “very special times”), The Time Travelers also somehow finds room for a relevant environmental message and a twist ending that will make your future so bright, you’ll just HAVE to wear shades!”
The movie starts at 8 p.m. and costs $3 for regular admission, $2 for Loft members.
Also, don’t you hate when people ask “What did you do this summer?” as if you were supposed to have accomplished something out of the ordinary or gone on some mind-opening trip abroad? Well, if you attend each Mondo Movie Monday in August, you could win a free, exclusive, old-school VHS case complete with original Mondo Mondays cover art created by local artist Ben Mackey. There is new cover art every month, and each case includes a mystery VHS tape. Now that’s something to brag about to your friends! For more details about the prize, visit loftcinema.org/event/mondo-mondays/