Today I went to the Pink Palace to see the Apollo 11 movie. As the previews all indicated, the film found in the NASA archives was very high quality and many of the sequences I have never seen before (and being a space history fan, that is saying something)! I especially liked the sequence of showing a close up pan on the Saturn V rocket and the high def pan of the moonscape (taken from a high def photo).
The film did not dub over the original soundtracks, not even a musical score….and it this case that worked very well.
I would recommend it to anyone interested in the Apollo landing, space history, or documentaries.
Also, while there, you might want to check out some of the SciFi memorabilia right outside the theater….here are some of my favorites:
If you can’t tell…I grew up on Lost in Space and “The Robot” B9 and loved 2001 (although I thought 2010 had a better story line). 2001 was groundbreaking and a masterpiece of cinematography…who knows I might go see it again on the big screen when it plays at the Pink Palace latter this summer.