Sci-fi classic 'Planet of the Apes' screens Sunday, Tuesday at the Michigan Theater
The movie, starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell, Maurice Evans and Kim Hunter, spawned four successful sequels and won a special Academy Award for John Chambers‘s convincing makeup.
Here’s the plot: When an astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future, they find that intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. What’s more, there’s a secret about the planet’s history that its inhabitants will go to any lengths to protect.
For those concerned about the film’s deeper meaning, Rotten Tomatoes says “Planet of the Apes raises thought-provoking questions about our culture without letting social commentary get in the way of the drama and action.”
For those of you who couldn't care less, be aware this film contains Charlton Heston's first nude scene.
“Planet of the Apes” will screen at Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Sunday, July 21 at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 (discounts for seniors, students and members). Advance tickets at ticketweb.com. Details at www.michtheater.org or 734-668-8397.