£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) - 3:30PM
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!
dir. Nicholas Webster
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…
To celebrate the holiday season, join us in the DC bar 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.