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Killer robots and pod people

Two of the greatest science fiction movies ever made will be shown this Saturday night as part of the Christian Church of Ashland's Old Time Movie Night series.

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" starts things off at 6:30 p.m. If flying saucers, killer robots, and strange aliens are your thing, then this is the movie for you.

Michael Rennie stars as "Klatuu," an alien who lands his flying saucer in the middle Washington D.C. Aided by his giant robot, "Gort," he arrives with a warning for all Earthlings: disarm or be destroyed. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was produced in 1951.

The second sci-fi classic of the evening is "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," which plays at 8:15 p.m. Kevin McCarthy stars as a small town doctor who notices the people in his town "changing," and not for the better. "Pod people" aliens are afoot in this 1955 classic. The "cave kissing scene" is one of the scariest moments in sci-fi film history.

The box office opens at 6 p.m. at the Christian Church of Ashland, located on the corner of Second and B streets in Ashland. Admission is free. Donations gladly accepted, but not required. A snack bar will be open the entire evening. For more info, call 482-1561.