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In-Person Screening

Friday, July 8 at 7 pm

Screening on 35mm with introduction by Japanese sci-fi critic Kevin Derendorf! When a shipwrecked crew is rescued from a Pacific island previously used for nuclear testing, word quickly spreads of its newly discovered indigenous inhabitants. Driven by scientific curiosity, a joint expedition of Japanese and Rolisicans (a portmanteau for Russia and America) venture into the island’s depths, discovering a paradise of mutated species and hidden glyphs—and, among them, a pair of tiny twin fairies (played by ’60s pop duo The Peanuts). When the expedition’s leader decides to secretly kidnap the fairies, the natives are forced to awaken their ancient deity, Mothra. A kaiju classic from Godzilla’s Ishiro Honda, Mothra established one of Toho’s most memorable kaiju and forever ingrained the Peanuts’ “Mothra’s Song” into popular culture.

Seismic Toys will host a Kaiju-themed pop-up and an exclusive limited-edition Mothra Mini-Print by Robo7 will be on-sale on-site in our lobby!

Dir. Ishiro Honda, 1961, 101 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoko Kagawa.

  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $15 Regular price
  • $5 Member price