Garde hosts showing of original "Godzilla"
The Doors' Jim Morrison strutted around LA cockily referring to himself as the Lizard King. An arty cinephile, Morrison by chance saw the original "Godzilla" and, properly chastened about the reality of "lizard kings," promplty moved to Paris and died.
Here in New London, "Godzilla" fans like Jaime Duquette and Jay Silva, observing that Sunday is the 65th anniversary of Japanese release of the original version, approached the Garde Arts Center honchos about a commemorative screening. Given that Sunday is also the end of what might properly be described as Halloween weekend, a matinee presentation of the digitially restored classic will indeed take place at the Garde.
"If you can get past the guy in the rubber suit, it's a pretty good movie. Pretty dark, too," Duquette says. "Also, there's been a big resurgence in 'Godzilla' interest since Warner Brothers' remake in 2013. And finally, we just want to see it on the big screen."
The afternoon will include a clip from the 2013 version as well as audience giveaways.
The original "Godzilla," 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London; $12; (860) 444-7373.
Stories that may interest you
“Things are not going great,” John Oliver of “Last Week Tonight” joked to Colbert. “I’ve learned, unfortunately, how to make a TV show on my own here, with my staff over Zoom, so I’ve basically been committing union infractions out the wazoo.”
Remember playing tag as a kid? You chased your friends around the playground — huffing and puffing — until finally making contact and declaring, “You’re it!” Now take that format and plop it onto a few supersized obstacle courses. Then recruit some highly...
It shocked everyone when one of its surprising winners was an eccentric Army major, Charles Ingram, who stumbled through 15 mind-blowing questions to seize the coveted prize.
Greg Daniels, the co-creator of Schwartz's next project, Netflix's "Space Force," says the actor "just generates comedy at you like a hurricane - but he's also very vulnerable, and he just wears his heart on his sleeve."