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    GODZILLA RETURNS TO ROCHESTER, NY

    The Dryden Theatre presents four Godzilla films on the big screen this summer Author: Keith Aiken Source: John Yeara Official Site: George Eastman House

    Following last year’s successful screening of GODZILLA: FINAL WARS, the King of the Monsters returns to Rochester, New York. The historic Dryden Theatre, part of the George Eastman House motion picture museum, will host a great pair of Godzilla double features this summer. FINAL WARS was such a hit at the Dryden that Assistant Curator of Exhibitions Jim Healy and Rochester’s local Godzilla authority John Yeara went to work on bringing more Godzilla films to the theater. They’ve selected four movies that span the three different eras of the Godzilla series. Three of these films never received a wide theatrical release in the United States, so this will be a rare opportunity for fans to see them as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen. FRIDAY, JULY 21 DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one regular admission price! 7:00 PM - GODZILLA (Gojira, 1954) It all started here… the first adventure of the screen’s biggest movie star (literally!). Director: Ishiro Honda, 98 minutes, in Japanese with English subtitles 9:00 PM – SON OF GODZILLA (Kaijuto no Kessen: Gojira no Mosuko, 1967) A United Nations scientific team discovers that the South Pacific Island they’ve chosen for an important experiment is home to giant monsters, including a Baby Godzilla. Director Jun Fukuda, 84 minutes, in Japanese with English subtitles FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one regular admission price! 7:00 PM – GODZILLA VS DESTOROYAH (Gojira tai Desutoroia, 1995) A monster spawned from the Oxygen Destroyer challenges Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown! Director Takao Okawara, 103 minutes, English language version 9:00 PM – GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (Gojira, Mosura, Kingughidora: Daikaiju Soshingeki, 2001) Godzilla returns to symbolic roots as he faces off with three guardian monsters in this acclaimed film. Director Shusuke Kaneko, 105 minutes, in Japanese with English subtitles The Dryden Theatre is located at George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Ticket prices for the Godzilla double features are: Regular Admission $6.00, Students $5.00, George Eastman House Members $4.00. The theater’s Take-10 Ticket Card provides ten admissions for $45.00 ($35.00 for students and members) but does not guarantee seating for these screenings. The cards are available at the Dryden Theatre box office, the Museum Shop, and the admissions desk. The theater box office opens 45 minutes prior to each performance. Advance tickets are not available for these screenings. To learn more about the Godzilla screenings and future films at the Dryden Theatre please visit the George Eastman House`s film series page or call the theater’s movie info line at (585) 271-4090.

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