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SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) + The Dream Factory LIVE & Christmas Party - Sci-Fi Sundays

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£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 3:00pm


SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) - 3:30PM

THE DREAM FACTORY LIVE - 6:00PM

CHRISTMAS PARTY - 7:00PM


Welcome to Sci-Fi Sundays at Deptford Cinema. Join us for an afternoon movie on the last Sunday of the month. With quarterly themes, our 2018/2019 programme delves into wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, Earthly welcomes, post-Earths, new flesh and everything in between when it comes to our favourite Science Fiction cinema.

Alongside each screening we’ve organised a little something extra; quizzes, short-films, panel discussions and much more.

We are taking a break from our first theme TIME to bring you an extra special Christmas extravaganza!


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dir. Nicholas Webster

year. 1964

country. USA

run-time. 81min

rating. U

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS

To be honest, we’ve not seen this film. We do know it has 2.5/10 on IMDb and 24% on Rotten Tomatoes and inhabits prestigious IMDb lists such as ‘Worst movies that i saw’ and ‘Top 25 worst movies of all time in no order’ whilst garnering critic reviews that state ‘There’s no warmth to the movie, no good cheer or happiness…’ and ‘This is, without exaggeration, one of the single worst films ever made, which hasn’t prevented it from becoming a cult classic.’

For once the internet appears to agree on this one thing; by all accounts, this is a terribly bad movie, but luckily for us it’s one that inhabits that so-bad-it’s-good sweet spot.

As we haven’t seen it, we can’t be sure but we’re reliably informed that Kimar, ruler of Mars, is infuriated that the children on his planet are lazily under the influence of Earth’s pop culture. Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus in the hope he will be able to pull the Martian children out of their lazy rut…


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'THE DREAM FACTORY' PODCAST LIVE

This is a holiday special Sci-Fi Sunday and as such we aren’t just going to invite you in, force a bad movie on you and then throw you back into the wild world. Oh no, we have so much more in store! Joining us for post-film deconstruction, discussion, games, prizes and more will be John and Joel from The Dream Factory podcast – the world’s finest crowdsourced movie production podcast - for a live recording.


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CHRISTMAS PARTY

To celebrate the holiday season, join us in the DC bar after ‘The Dream Factory’ LIVE from 7:00pm to celebrate with special sci-fi cocktails and music. We are also working on organising some further surprises for the evening which will be announced nearer the date.



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