Movie Night at the Museum

The Museum’s Historic Film Club is a great way for you to get out of the house, hang out with your community, and enjoy classic films.

Free Admission! Free Popcorn!

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Tuesday, October 26 @ 7pm

The Northwest Montana History Museum is happy to announce the next Movie Night at the Museum on Tuesday, October 26, with the 1957 low-budget sci-fi classic Plan 9 from Outer Space!

What do you get when you combine famous schlock director Ed Wood, posthumous footage of Bela Legosi, and a plot about aliens wielding a weapon to resurrect the dead on Planet Earth? You get the sci-fi “classic” Plan 9 From Outer Space, one of the first cult films and the movie that defined “so-bad-its-good” cinema.

Like a lot of B-cinema, Plan 9 seemed doomed to obscurity. That all changed in 1980, when film critics Harry and Michael Medved published a book called The Golden Turkey Awards: The Worst Achievements in Hollywood History, where they named Plan 9 “the worst movie ever made”. The book became a bestseller, and readers suddenly needed to experience the “quality” of Plan 9 for themselves. It became a cult classic almost overnight. Even Seinfeld got in on the fun – “This isn’t ‘Plans One Through Eight from Outer Space,’” Jerry tells Elaine in a season two episode of the sitcom. “This is Plan 9. The one that worked. The worst movie ever made!”

Of course, there is no Plan One through Eight. The eventual title was a poor marketing decision by Ed Wood, and certainly not the smallest mistake made in the film’s production.

Everyone is always welcome at the Northwest Montana History Museum. However, if you have a cough, a fever, or are just feeling under the weather, we kindly ask that you visit us some other time; not only for your own health, but for the well-being of our staff and other supporters.

There is no charge for the film, and donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of showing the films. The movie and popcorn are free; wine, beer, pop and water will be for sale. Seating is provided, but film fans can bring their own floor pillows, portable chairs, or whatever is comfortable for viewing the film.

The Northwest Montana History Museum is located at 124 2nd Ave E., Kalispell. Call 406- 756-8381 for more information.

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