My Dad & I have been going to the Marathon every year since the THIRD annual marathon back 1989 at the Drexel North! (Don't do the math, it doesn't work out.) Well, sadly, my dad actually missed one year, but I haven't missed one since. We cut out early a couple of the early years (I was still very prone to migraines those first few years), but we were there. We even got our pictures in the Dispatch while waiting in line one of those years at the Drexel North. To see a history of all the years, locations, and films shown, check out the Marathon History link. Suffice to say I've seen Them! on the big screen far too many times.
Over the years, we've picked up quite a few other folks for the outing - Gary (for quite some time now), Hutch, Randy, Featherstone, and many others have dropped in from year to year. We're doing our part to try and keep it alive at least!
This year's flier is here [pdf].
The (tentative/theoretical) schedule is:
Doors should open at about 10:30. Like last year we'll have a reel of pre-blast off trailers starting at about 11 or 11:15.
Noon Countdown & Blast Off
2:30 KING DINOSAUR
4:05 THE GREAT YOKAI WAR - Ohio Premiere
6:20 Costume Contest
6:30 PUZZLEHEAD - Ohio Premiere
8:10 FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACEMONSTER
9:55 FIDO - Midwest Premiere
11:40 AUTOMATONS - Ohio Premiere
1:10 CHOPPING MALL
2:45 NIGHT OF THE COMET
4:25 MINDWARP: AN INFINITY OF TERROR
7:45 STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
10:10 FLASH GORDON
Noon Presentation of Certificates to survivors (if any)
Should be a great time. Can't wait! You should join us!