‘Welcome to Earth!’ On July 26th 2015, R.A.D Film Screenings and TROF present a special double bill of 90s blockbusters ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Twister’ at Gorilla in Manchester.
Once upon a time in Hollywood there was an era when studios were not obsessed with endless sequels, prequels, reboots and spandex laden heroics. In 1996 it was all about global annihilation, either from an alien invasion or the destructive power of Mother Nature. Filming has just begun on the long awaited sequel to Independence Day, due out in June 2016, so it’s the perfect opportunity to view a blockbuster classic.
In ‘Twister’, we join Dr. Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) and an underfunded team of student storm chasers during the approach of the most powerful storm in decades! As things get blustery the gang prepare the prototype for Dorothy, a ground-breaking tornado data-gathering device conceived by Jo’s estranged husband, Bill (Bill Paxton). When Harding tells Bill that Dorothy is ready for testing — and that their dastardly privately funded rival Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes) has stolen the idea and built his own — Bill rejoins the team for one last mission. A must watch for anyone wanting to see cows flying and Bill Paxton kicking a tornado’s arse.
In the epic piece of 90?s cinema ‘Independence Day’, screen legends Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum as strange phenomena starts to surface around the globe. Suddenly, the skies ignite! Terror races through the world’s major cities! As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that an alien force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend! The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances. Expect a gargantuan amount of explosions, patriotism, and the fresh prince of bel-air delivering beautiful one liners whilst punching an alien and smoking a cigar.
Standard tickets are available for £8.00 (£8.80 including fees) and can be bought online. Doors 6pm – Film 7pm.