Voted number one in a poll chosen by OFS patrons, Spaceballs is a 1987 comedic parody of popular 70’s and 80’s space operas including Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, and The Planet of the Apes. This cult classic is one of Mel Brooks’ most popular titles, and Star Wars creator George Lucas reportedly remarked “I was afraid I would burst something from laughing” while viewing the film.
May the fourth- or uh… “Schwartz” be with you.
Dir: Mel Brooks / 1987 / US / 96 min
“Unforgiveable then, unforgiveable now.” – Empire Magazine
“The film’s low-tech styling is roughly the cardboard inversion of the cinematic machines it parodies, and Brooks seems less inclined than usual to push the overkill urges too far.” – Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
SCREENING: FRI 5/4 6:30PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.