MOTHRA (1961)

Director Ishiro Honda
Year 1961
Starring Takashi Shimura, Frankie Sakai, Emi Ito and Yumi Ito
Rating UR
Run Time 101min
Age Policy

Guests under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

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The MOTHRA screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester will include a live introduction by MR. LOBO.

Mr. Lobo is the host of the late night movie program CINEMA INSOMNIA--a cult sensation for 12 years and counting and stars as CRISWELL in the upcoming film PLAN 9. Nationally syndicated on AMGTV affiliates and now via ZOM-BEE TV on ROKU devices, he lords over late night slumber party fun with his patented blend of humor and satire.  He proves that "They're not Bad Movies--Just Misunderstood." Mr. Lobo presents a LIVE preshow at ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE with audience participation, background on the film, comedy, and prizes.  Find out more about Mr. Lobo at

Based upon a serialized novel entitled The Luminous Fairies and Mothra by Shinichiro Nakamura, Takehiko Fukunaga, and Yoshie Hotta, 1961's MOTHRA introduces an altogether different breed of Showa-era daikaiju into the radiation-riddled tokusatsu universe of rubber monsters.

She also does not needlessly stomp around bustling cities unless she has a reason: namely, to protect her loyal followers. While MOTHRA does not lead up to a battle royale, it is the story of a giant moth on a rescue mission. If that doesn't sound like pure cinema magic to you, you need a bigger mind. Compared to the other Toho daikaiju, Mothra may seem peaceful, but do not be fooled by her elegant exterior -- when backed into a corner, this lepidopteran proves totally lethal!!! (Sam Prime)

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