Philosophy Drive-In’s

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A night of film & lively philosophical discussion for all ages.

2021 Schedule

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

Thursday, May 20th
Reeder’s Alley Convention Center
Doors @ 6:15pm MT
Show @ 6:30pm MT
Run Time: 1 hr. 53 minutes w/ discussion to follow
Venue Capacity: 15-20 people
Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)
Other: Light snacks provided.  BYOB & your own low-profile camping chair.



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!  

For more information, please contact Marisa at [email protected] or 406-439-5788.

Inspired by our belief that ideas are worth talking about.

A night of short films & lively philosophical discussion for all ages.

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