The 37th Annual 24-Hour Sci-Fi Marathon Will Feature A Sci-Fi Classic, Complete With Live Music

The Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon is back again for a 37th year.

The annual movie festival will be hosted, once again, by the Drexel Theatre on March 21-22. This year, the marathon will have a very special guest. Jeff Rapsis, an internationally acclaimed silent film accompanist, will be performing live for one of the weekend’s coolest showings, a restored version of the 1925 film, The Lost World.

The Sci-Fi Marathon gives fans an entire rotation of the planet to enjoy science fiction films, world premieres, iconic gems and classics, and of course, some vintage trash. This year, the marathon will also feature the Ohio premiere of the new sci-fi thriller, The Honeymoon Phase.

On the bill for the marathon is a 4k restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, the creature classic The Thing, Natalie Portman and an all-star cast in Annihilation, and a rare 35mm screening of Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper 24-hour marathon without a costume contest. The prize is $100 for first place, so you’d all better bring your A-game. Tickets for the marathon are $45 in advance, $50 at the door and can be purchased at the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St.), Laughing Ogre Comics (CASH ONLY-4258 N. High St.), or online.

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