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Movies Under the Dome: Chills & Thrills

Tue Oct 25 18:00:00 2016

Join the Museum for a new film series featuring performances with McLean County connections! The second installment of the series will take place on Tuesday, October 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom. Pre-show activities begin at 6:00; program starts at 7:00. This program is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature the creative work of local science-fiction author Gerald “Jerry” Sohl. After publishing nine novels, Sohl moved to Hollywood in 1958 and wrote popular television scripts throughout the 1960s. Come and experience two of his episodes, both of which prove that nothing is ever as it seems!

“The Corbomite Maneuver” – Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)

While exploring an unmapped region of space, members of the Enterprise crew encounter a mysterious object from the First Federation that threatens their survival.

“Queen of the Nile” – The Twilight Zone (1964)

An ambitious reporter investigates the mysterious background of a Hollywood movie star who never seems to age. But some secrets are better left buried.

These episodes are rated PG for mild violence and suspenseful situations. Drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase before the program.

A make-up artist will be on hand to transform you starting at 6:00 p.m. Also be sure to check out rarely-seen Halloween and sci-fi related objects from the Museum’s collection. During the short intermission, Museum Librarian Bill Kemp will speak about Jerry Sohl’s life and career. Stick around after the show for a chance to win exciting prizes. Costumes are encouraged!

For more information about this program, please contact the Education Department at education@mchistory.org or 309-827-0428.


Movies Under the Dome: Chills & Thrills