The undisputed King of the Monsters turns 65 this year, but Godzilla is not ready to retire just yet! Join us on June 28 & 29 as we celebrate Big Gs birthday with a weekends worth of the most magnificent monster movies of all time! You will see Godzilla battle some of his fiercest foes in a colossal clash of the creatures. Lets get ready to RUMBLE!
All movies presented in 35mm film.
Triple features with vintage, original movie trailers, games, prizes and more starting at sundown each night! Gates open at 6pm.
Tickets are ON SALE NOW and only $10 per person!
Overnight camping passes are available for an additional $10 a night at the gate.
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Friday, June 28:
MONSTER ZERO (1965) - An alien race comes to our world asking to borrow Earths mightiest monsters, Godzilla and Rodan, in order to defeat the mysterious Monster Zero that is plaguing their own planet. But when it soon becomes evident that the villainous visitors are actually plotting to overthrow the Earth and have kidnapped the monsters to prevent interference,its up to intrepid astronauts Nick Adams (FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD) and Akira Takarada (GOJIRA, KING KONG ESCAPES) to overthrow the aliens and release the captive Godzilla and Rodan, setting the stage for an epic battle with Monster Zero!
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968) - Years before the Marvel movies popularized the concept of the shared cinematic universe, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS brought together nearly all of Tohos kaiju creations from their various features. The result is perhaps the greatest Godzilla movie of all time! Once again, an army of alien invaders plots to seize control of the Earth. This time, they use our own monsters against us by mind-controlling an battalion of behemoths to attack the worlds largest cities! In addition to showcasing the fab four (Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah), DESTROY ALL MONSTERS features deep cut creatures like Manda, Gorosaurus, Baragon and Varan. Also keep an eye out for Ultraman himself, Susumu Hayata Kurobe, as one of the evil aliens.
GODZILLAS REVENGE (1969)- A lonely young boy who is being bullied by his classmates retreats into an imaginary realm: he dreams that he has travelled to Monster Island and befriended Godzillas son, Minya (aka Minilla), who is dealing with a monster bully of his own. Together, the two outcasts learn to face their fears and fight their foes; this becomes particularly helpful when, back in the real world, the boy is kidnapped by bungling bank robbers! With its fantasy setting and bizarre bankrobber subplot, GODZILLAS REVENGE is definitely one of the oddest Godzilla movies ever, but it is also oddly endearing.
Saturday, June 29:
GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974)- In this, the penultimate Godzilla film of the 1970s, the King of the Monsters faces perhaps his most deadly enemy yet: himself! Mankind is flummoxed when a second Godzilla starts wreaking havoc and confronts the original Big G. Turns out the new monster is actually a robotic clone known as Mechagodzilla that is being controlled by--you guessed it--alien invaders! This time the aliens look like refugees from the Planet of the Apes series, but they arent monkeying around when it comes to world domination! GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA also features the first appearance of King Seesar, a kaiju based on a mythical lion-like creature from Japanese folklore--though he looks more like a big puppy dog to us.
GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973)- Due to its prevalence on television creature feature and Monster Week programming in the 1970s and 1980s--and its inclusion in an early episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000--GODZILLA VS. MEGALON is one of the most well-known Godzilla films of all time. It is also one of the most enjoyable! The undersea kingdom of Seatopia is fed up with mankind polluting the worlds oceans, so they unleash the giant insect-like creature Megalon to destroy the surface dwellers for their hubris. Lets all cross our talons and hope that Godzilla and his new pal, the giant robot Jet Jaguar, are able to stop Megalon and once again save the planet from annihilation!
BONUS SECRET MOVIE (19??)- Whats that you say? You havent quite had your fill of creature carnage? Then grab yourself one last big bucket of popcorn and settle in for one final bout of monsterrific mayhem! Weve saved one of our favorite flicks for the finale, but its a special surprise only for those drive-in denizens in attendance brave enough to stick around to the exhilarating end everyone else can forever wonder how the night ended!
The Mahoning Drive-In Theater (Ver)
635 Seneca Road
Lehighton, PA 18235