‘Blade Runner’ and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ at Liberty

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:34am

Science fiction month at Liberty Hall will continue with the cult classic, “Blade Runner,” on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

The 1982 movie “Blade Runner” is based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Genetically engineered organic robots called replicants—visually indistinguishable from adult humans—are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation. Their use on Earth is banned and replicants are exclusively used for dangerous, menial or leisure work on off-world colonies.

Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and "retired" by police special operatives known as "Blade Runners". The plot focuses on a brutal and cunning group of recently escaped replicants hiding in Los Angeles and the burnt out expert Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down.

The film has been hailed for its production design, depicting a “retrofitted” future, and remains a leading example of the neo-noir genre. In 2007 the “The Final Cut,” a 25th anniversary digitally remastered version by Director Ridley Scott was released in selected theaters, and is showing at Liberty Hall on Sept.13.

Then the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin in Downtown Tyler.

When a large black monolith is found beneath the surface of the moon, the reaction immediately is that it was intentionally buried. When the point of origin is confirmed as Jupiter, Astronaut Dave Bowman and four companions set off for Jupiter on a spaceship controlled by HAL 9000, the revolutionary new computer. When HAL endangers the crew's lives for the sake of the mission, Bowman will have to first overcome the computer, and then travel to the birthplace of the monolith.

Tickets are on sale now at www.libertytyler.com or, if there are any remaining tickets, the box office will open Thursday at 6 p.m. for cash only ticket sales.

For more information go to www.libertytyler.com, join us on Facebook, or call Manager Anne Payne at (903) 595-7274.

. Upcoming Shows at Liberty Hall Include:


  • Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. “Blade Runner”
  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. “2001: A Space Odyssey”
  • Saturday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. “E.T.”
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. “Spoiled” Sponsored by the People’s Petroleum Building
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. “The Matrix”
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. “Night of the Living Dead”
  • Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. “The Man Who Planted Trees” – a live performance by the puppet theater of Scotland
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. “Dawn of the Dead”
  • Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Girls Night Out- Comedy Show
  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. “The Deep Magic of Joshua Lozoff”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24-27, 6 p.m. Downtown Tyler Film Festival – “Show Us Your Shorts”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. “Halloween”
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. “The Third Man”
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Ruby Nelda Perez presents “Rosita’s Day of the Dead”
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. “Double Indemnity”
  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. “The Maltese Falcon”
  • Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. Linda Davis- “An Evening in the Round”
  • Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. “Sunset Boulevard”
  • Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. “Fourth Wall” and “Card 53” Improv Night

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