Portland’s answer to MST3K, the 7th Planet Picture Show, takes place at 7pm this Thursday, April 1st at Mount Tabor Theater (4811 SE Hawthorne).
Host Will Radik will be joined by Betsy Richter (local blogger extraordinaire and host of Redoing Media) and Sabrina Miller (cohost of PDX Sucks and a million other PDX.fm shows). The movie?
Flash Gordon (1980)
In this update of the 1930’s comic strip, Flash is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov’s rocketship along with beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming the Merciless. Ming has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming it a threat to his rule, he plans to destroy it. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming’s daughter and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.
Show is free, but there’s an entirely optional suggested donation of $5. 21 and over only, there’s a bar!
Oh my, I am way more excited about watching this than I should be. It’s well known that with any exclaimed single-syllable word, I often add a Queen-esque “ahhh-ahhhh!” after the word is spoken. “MAX! Ahhh-ahhh!” “Mashed! Ahhh-ahhh!” I even have Peter doing it now… heee!
P.S. Emily Gibson and I will be adding our own snarky additions to the next 7PPS, taking place on 4/15.