Director James Cameron
Year 1984
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton
Rating R
Run Time 107min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Presented with live comedy OVER the film by Mile High Sci-Fi smart alecks Harrison Rains and Jordan Doll!
“Come with me if you want to live.”

Eight little words changed Sarah Connor’s life forever.    Yes, the massive Austrian cyborg shook things up a few moments before that, but it was Kyle Reese’s outstretched hand – and his simple, can’t-argue-with-that offer of rescue – that set everything into motion.   

Before those fateful words, Sarah Connor (the badass Linda Hamilton) was just a waitress.   But being the destined mother-to-the-savior-of-humanity complicates things.  Unbeknownst to Ms. Connor, the sentient machines of Skynet have targeted her for termination, and sent a hulking assassin to do the job.

But her unborn son, John, is a resourceful guy. He sends his own soldier, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to save Sarah from the steely killer.  In a haunting twist, Kyle is his father, and it’s this trip to save Mom that produces him in the first place.  Kyle not only gives Sarah her son, he guides her on a crash course in the apocalypse and her crucial role in preventing humanity’s extinction.  She handles it all pretty well, all things considered.

THE TERMINATOR is an action classic, launching Arnold Schwarzenegger into a place of myth and legend. Spawning four (soon to be five) films, a television series, and a few comic books, it’s become a pop culture staple.
But for Mile High Sci-Fi, there are no sacred cows, and they’re bringing their unstoppable-as-Schwarzenegger comedy to THE TERMINATOR. It’s going to be an evening filled with the finest attempt at Austrian accents, the steeliest jaws, and the coolest biker gear.  When the dust settles on our century, we’ll know this screening is the reason Skynet targeted us.  (Elisabeth Rappe)

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