Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring Zardoz
6 PM to 10 PM
FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase
Beer and Pizza specials all night long
The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. We’ll also do raffle prizes throughout the evening so expect some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all. Sponsored by La Dolce Video, The Arcata Eye, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.
Beyond 1984, Beyond 2001, Beyond Love, Beyond Death
Zardoz (1974) is a science fiction/fantasy film written, produced, and directed by John Boorman. A resident of 23rd-century Earth becomes involved in a revolution after discovering the hidden truth about society’s rulers. Sean Connery plays Zed, the central rebel, who begins the film as a member of the Exterminators, a band of skilled assassins who exact a reign of terror over the lesser Brutals. The Exterminators answer only to their god, a gigantic stone image known as Zardoz. Haunted by doubt about Zardoz’s true divinity, Zed chooses to investigate. His disbelief is confirmed when the god proves to be a fraudulent tool of the Eternals, a secret society of brilliant immortals who pretend to divinity in order to exploit the masses. Knowing the truth, Zed sets out to reveal the hoax and destroy the Eternals’ unjust rule.
Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science schemes.
The Giant of Metropolis (1961) is an Italian science fiction/fantasy film directed by Umberto Scarpelli. In the year 20,000 B.C., the continent of Atlantis is ruled by King Yotar (Roldano Lupi), who has set his people on a course of fantastic scientific development. The Atlanteans have dominated the Earth from their capitol city of Metropolis with their powers and technology, but they have also inflicted terrible cruelties on humanity. Yotar has begun experimenting with the powers of life and death on his young son, hoping to grant him immortality. The hero Obro (Gordon Mitchell) appears at the outskirts of Metropolis, leading a quest to stop the Atlanteans and their bloody reign over the Earth. Obro’s brothers and allies are killed by the powerful rays dispatched by the Atlanteans, but he is strong enough to survive them. He’s captured, but rather than kill him, Yotar decides to see if Obro’s super-strong physique would make him a better subject than his son for his experiments. Obro is put through various tortures, and set upon by menaces including a murderous giant and a horde of blood-thirsty dwarves.