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Philosophy Drive-In: “Planet of the Apes (Original 1968 Version)”

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT

Movies are awesome! And movies that offer opportunities for critical, creative thinking, new ways of looking at things and seeing the world, reflection on our own internal lives and those around us, and growth….well those are even better! That’s why we decided to create our own version of eves under the stars without the cars. 

Our Merlin philosophy drive-in’s are our take on theater & great conversation.  Inspired by childhood memories of movies beneath the stars and the rich philosophical content available in thoughtful films, these drive-in’s feature a full-length movie followed by a lively philosophical discussion. 

When & Where

Please join us for a fun night of film and philosophy in the Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center at 119 Reeder’s Alley, Helena MT 59601.  

Drive-In Details

Date: Thursday, May 20th
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm MST
(Doors open at 6:15pm)

Other Info

Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)
RSVP: See Below… 
Other: Light snacks provided. BYOB & your own low-profile camping chair.

Film Trailer & Synopsis

A 1968 American sci-fi film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and loosely based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle. Complex sociological themes run through this science-fiction classic about three astronauts marooned on a futuristic planet where apes rule and humans are slaves. The stunned trio discovers that these highly intellectual simians can both walk upright and talk. They have even established a class system and a political structure. The astronauts suddenly find themselves part of a devalued species, trapped and imprisoned by the apes.

Written by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, it stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison. A timeless classic, Planet of the Apes offers boundless opportunities for philosophical reflection ad discussion!


May 20
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
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Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center
101 Reeder's Alley
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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