$10/$6 Members and those in costume! | NR | Sci-Fi| 1 hr 36 min
The 1st Godzilla film.
The original Japanese version.
No English dubbing.
No Raymond Burr.
In 1954, Japan had suffered two atomic bomb explosions less than 10 years before. Godzilla would be a cinematic attempt to help a nation sort out this experience.
In the film, Godzilla symbolizes nuclear holocaust from Japan’s perspective and has since been culturally identified as a strong metaphor for nuclear weapons. Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka stated that, “The theme of the film, from the beginning, was the terror of the bomb. Mankind had created the bomb, and now nature was going to take revenge on mankind.
Director Ishirō Honda filmed Godzilla’s Tokyo rampage to mirror the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, stating, “If Godzilla had been a dinosaur or some other animal, he would have been killed by just one cannonball. But if he were equal to an atomic bomb, we wouldn’t know what to do. So, I took the characteristics of an atomic bomb and applied them to Godzilla”.
Come see the original Godzilla.
In its original theatre format.
With full theatre sound.