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Historic Film Club screens classic sci-fi Metropolis Art :: Film
Historic Film Club screens classic sci-fi Metropolis
7:00 PM
Northwest Montana History Museum
The Historic Film Club at the Northwest Montana History Museum returns on Tuesday, February 23, with the 1927 science-fiction classic Metropolis!

In the future, and in the gigantic city of Metropolis, wealthy industrialists reign from atop enormous skyscrapers; beneath them, countless workers dwell underground and operate the Heart Machine that powers the city, and a class struggle simmers. Freder and Maria, star-crossed and on opposite sides of this divide, have to find a way to unite the workers and the employers before the whole thing boils over.

Metropolis was the first feature length sci-fi film, but was considered lost for decades. Today there are eight different cuts and versions of this film available, ranging from 83 minutes to 149 minutes. In addition, twenty different musical scores and soundtracks have been assembled for Metropolis, including one consisting of 1980s pop songs. Which one will we show at the Museum? You’ll have to come February 23 to find out!

TO ADDRESS COVID 19 - We are taking several precautions to make sure that a Museum visit during these uncertain times will not adversely effect the health of our visitors:
All public fixtures in the Museum (hand rails, door knobs, bathroom components, interactive exhibits) will be regularly and repeatedly sanitized on a daily basis
As per the Governor's mandate, facemasks will be required when social-distancing is not possible.
To further promote social-distancing, seats in the Swanburg Classroom will be spaced apart at six foot intervals, and there will unfortunately be no free popcorn provided for the film club until further notice.

Of course, everyone is always welcome at the Northwest Montana History Museum. However, if you have a cough, a fever, or are just feeling under the weather, we kindly ask that you visit us some other time; not only for your own health, but for the well-being of our staff and other supporters.

There is no charge for the film, and donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of showing the films. The movie is free; wine, beer, pop and water will be for sale. Seating is provided, but film fans can bring their own floor pillows, portable chairs, or whatever is comfortable for viewing the film.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Northwest Montana History Museum
Address: 124 2nd Avenue East Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-8381

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