War of the Worlds: Original 1938 Recording

13 February
10.30AM
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

Performed and broadcast live on radio as a Halloween special in 1938, Orson Welles delivered a landmark recording of HG Wells' novel The War of the Worlds that became famous for supposedly tricking some of its listeners into believing that a Martian invasion was actually taking place due to the ‘breaking news’ style of storytelling.

Presented as a typical evening radio program being interrupted by a series of news bulletins, Welles delivers a crescendo of alarming details of a Martian attack, detailing the efforts of the US military and their failure in stopping the Martian invasion, climaxing at what appears to be the end of humanity.

Join us for this special listening experience in Arc cinema. Immerse yourself in the famous story and its historic presentation.

 

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