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Special Collections

Palace Green Library Events

Time Machines: Film Screenings

18th July 2017, 18:00, Gala Theatre, Durham

The Terminator

We've teamed up with The Gala Theatre in Durham for some special screenings of films which play with time.

The Terminator

"Endlessly imitated, The Terminator made the reputation of cowriter/director James Cameron -- who would go on to make 1997's titanic Titanic -- and solidified the stardom of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie begins in a post-apocalyptic 2029, when Los Angeles has been largely reduced to rubble and is under the thumb of all-powerful ruling machines. Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a member of the human resistance movement, is teleported back to 1984. His purpose: to rescue Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the mother of the man who will lead the 21st-century rebels against the tyrannical machines, from being assassinated before she can give birth. Likewise thrust back to 1984 is The Terminator (Schwarzenegger), a grim, well-armed, virtually indestructable cyborg who has been programmed to eliminate Sarah Connor. After killing two "Sarah Connors" who turn out to be the wrong women, he finally aims his gunsights at the genuine article."

Tickets are available from The Gala Theatre, Durham, and can be booked online here. Alternatively you can contact the box office on 03000 266 600. 10% discount for holders of a ticket to the Palace Green Library Time Machines exhibition.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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