by Neil A. Cole
A special screening of "Superman: The Movie" is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 25th at the historic Astor Theatre in St. Kilda, Australia. Tickets are $21 - $24 each.
One of the most well-regarded superhero films of all time, Superman was a box-office smash when it rocketed to Earth in 1978. The last son of the dead planet Krypton, Kal-El (Christopher Reeve) is found as a baby by Jonathan and Martha Kent when his spaceship crashes just outside of Smallville, USA. Given the name "Clark" by his adopted parents, the boy grows up strong in the American heartland, developing amazing powers under the light of the yellow sun. One day, Clark finds a glowing crystal, and with it finds out about his alien heritage, the knowledge imparted to him by his birth father, Jor-El (Marlon Brando). The boy becomes a man, and moves to Metropolis to work for the Daily Planet newspaper, finding love in Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and danger in the form of criminal genius Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman).
The screening will take place at 7:30PM at the Astor Theatre which is located at the corner of Chapel Street and Dandenong Road in St. Kilda. The 75+ year theater is a classic, single-screen cinema with stalls and a dress circle.
Tickets for "Superman: The Movie" are only available at the theater box office on the day of the screening; from one hour before the session until start time.
Following the screening, fans will have the opportunity to meet actress Margot Kidder who will be participating in a special Q&A and autograph signing session.
For more information, visit http://www.astortheatre.net.au.