FRIDAY, December 14, 6:15 pm

A science fiction classic from producer Howard Hawks (most people think he's the Executive Director of the film, too, a title we just made up). Scientists uncover a saucer frozen in the Arctic ice and dig a humanoid figure out of it - but for heaven's sake, scientists - don't thaw it out!

Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, and Robert Cornthwaite star, with James Arness as our man from space. The big news is that the Balcony is premiering the 2018 restoration of the film in its correct aspect ratio and complete and uncut in high definition courtesy of our friends at the Warner Archive. This is the original cut of the film as originally seen in 1951 but not since then!

The Thing from Another World (87 min. / B&W / 1.37:1)

Also on the Program

Well, this bein' the time of year and all, we can look forward to some Christmas surprises. Plus, Popeye is back in Many Tanks; our TravelTalks takes us to Holland in Tulip TimeBen Pollack and his Orchestra are on our Vitaphone bandstand; and our leading lady finds herself in the "Monster's Clutch" in the sixth sensational episode of Nyoka and the Tigermen!

Coming Distractions

In the weeks to come, look for more noir, thrillers, crime dramas, and movies so special we don't even know what they are yet. Plus Nyoka, Popeye, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, and more, more, more!

The Thing from Another World (1951, dir. Christian Nyby)