The 37th 24-Hour Boston Science Fiction Movie Marathon
Sunday, February 19 – Monday, February 20
12 Noon to 12 Noon
Somerville Theatre, Davis Square
It was 1987 when Suzz Cromwell (Twitter’s LowellFilmGrl) experienced her first 24-hour Boston Science Fiction Movie Marathon. I was 18, new to Boston, and still getting used to New England winters when my good friends and co-workers at the Boston Museum of Science introduced me to my first ‘Thon. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, not to worry — you’re not alone. Those that do, know the experience is a wondrous sum of its parts:
- A WHOLE 24 hours of classic, modern, and so-bad-it’s-good science fiction
- One room, hundreds of attendees
- Marvin the Martian and tin foil hats
- Special guests, burritos, Rice Chex and Wheat Chex
I was Suzzanne Ochoa when I worked at Boston University and was interviewed by The Boston Phoenix on just what it was about the Sci-Fi Marathon that turned me on. My responses remain true today, and every year my passion and respect for The ‘Thon grows. It’s the one thing that makes the end of football season a bit more bearable and one of those special times where I can release my inner geek and just be myself.
So this Sunday, Brett & Suzz Cromwell of the Lowell Film Collaborative will both be sitting in the Somerville Theatre surrounded by the finest cinema crowd in the Boston area! We’ll celebrate The ‘Thon’s glorious 37th anniversary, fire our laser guns, and pay homage to monsters, aliens, astronauts, superheroes and mad scientists. It may border on cultish (so I’m told!), but we’re happy to ignore what the outside world thinks.
So … is your curiosity piqued?
If so, come share in my 25-year tradition and snag your ticket to Boston’s own Science Fiction film celebration! Tickets are available online or in person at the Somerville Theatre or click here to order online direct from BostonSci-Fi.com. And if you choose to make the pilgrimage, be sure to seek us out!
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Can’t wait to join the tradition!