‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ to be screened April 3 in Freeport

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FREEPORT, Ill. — The 1950s Science Fiction Film Series concludes with the original black-and-white film Invasion of the Body Snatchers at 1 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at Freeport’s Lindo Theatre, 115 S. Chicago Ave.

Movie admission is $5, and tickets are available at the Lindo Theatre box office. Moviegoers who purchased the tickets for the series have been given a complimentary admission to The Music Man at 1 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24.

An adaption of the 1954 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney, this classic extraterrestrial film follows Dr. Miles Bennell as he returns to his small-town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors. He is initially skeptical, especially when the alleged dopplegängers are able to answer detailed questions about their lives, but he is eventually persuaded that something odd has happened and determines to find out what is causing this phenomenon. Starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter and Larry Gates; directed by Don Spiegel, who also directed the Dirty Harry movies.

The series of 1950s Science Fiction Films was selected with the assistance of Dr. Ed Finch, executive director for the Freeport Historical Museum, and Alan Wenzel, the Speech and Communications instructor for Highland Community College. A brief introduction will be held before the movie and with a discussion led by Dr. Finch and Wenzel following the movie. Movie-goers are encouraged to stay after the film to participate in this exchange.

Lindo Theatre can be reached at (815) 233-0413.

Posted March 27, 2013

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