Those original “damned, dirty apes” that launched a nearly 50-year franchise that shows no signs of stopping are coming back to the big screen this summer for a limited screening release. Fathom Events is partnering once again with Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox to bring Planet of the Apes to your local theater. Astronaut Taylor, played by Charlton Heston, and the best apes of the movie series, Roddy McDowell’s Cornelius and Kim Hunter’s Zira, will dazzle once again in what the American Film Institute has voted to their best sci-fi/fantasy Top 100 list as the #59 most thrilling movie of all time, with one of the top twelve film scores–by the master composer Jerry Goldsmith–of any genre, ever.
If you haven’t seen the original, be prepared for one of the best pay-offs in all of science fiction. Oh, and that quote… although we think we hear Heston call ’em “damn, dirty apes” we appreciate the AFI correcting the grammar to “damned, dirty apes,” listing Heston’s line as the #66 most memorable movie quote of all time.
As usual, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide a contextual introduction to the film. Here are the dates, details, and how to get tickets for one of four local screenings:
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016, and Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Ticketing: Tickets are available by checking out the Fathom Events website here. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema or check back at the Fathom Events website often as updates are being made daily.
Here is one of the original movie trailers for Planet of the Apes: