Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

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  • Franklin J. Schaffner


  • Charlton Heston
  • Roddy McDowall
  • Kim Hunter

An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Charlton Heston is George Taylor, one of several astronauts on a long space mission whose ship propels them two millennia into the future, where they find themselves trapped on a planet ruled over by a race of highly intelligent apes. First billed as "an unusual and important motion picture event," Planet of the Apes has cemented its place in sci-fi history, redefining forever the notion of film-as-franchise.

Past Programs


Going Ape: Ape Evolution/Human Devolution

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA