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Outdoor Movie Night: "Godzilla" (1954)

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FREE

JANM presents the granddaddy of all monster movies, the original Japanese Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira)!

Made at a time when Japan was still recovering from the World War II atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this remarkably human drama has spawned more than 30 remakes and sequels. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the rampaging radioactive beast destroy an intricately detailed miniature of Tokyo as it was meant to be seen—on the big screen!

Arrive early to check out Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys before the movie! Free admission to JANM from 5 p.m.–8 p.m., with last admission at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be food and music beginning at 6 p.m. Popcorn will be available for purchase by Buttery Popcorn Co. and food by Takuma’s Burger. A limited number of chairs will be set up, available first-come, first-serve. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets, but please be mindful of blocking others’ views of the screen.

Presented in conjunction with Kaiju vs Heroes and in partnership with Haunted Little Tokyo. Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

7:00 PM PDT

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FREE

JANM presents the granddaddy of all monster movies, the original Japanese Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira)!

Made at a time when Japan was still recovering from the World War II atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this remarkably human drama has spawned more than 30 remakes and sequels. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the rampaging radioactive beast destroy an intricately detailed miniature of Tokyo as it was meant to be seen—on the big screen!

Arrive early to check out Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys before the movie! Free admission to JANM from 5 p.m.–8 p.m., with last admission at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be food and music beginning at 6 p.m. Popcorn will be available for purchase by Buttery Popcorn Co. and food by Takuma’s Burger. A limited number of chairs will be set up, available first-come, first-serve. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets, but please be mindful of blocking others’ views of the screen.

Presented in conjunction with Kaiju vs Heroes and in partnership with Haunted Little Tokyo. Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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