Sipe Center’s second classic summer blockbuster this week is Apollo 13.
Tom Hanks stars as Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. in this historical drama centering on the ill-fated NASA mission whose trip to the moon in 1970 was interrupted by a deep space explosion in the command module. Following the explosion, 400,000 global outer space workers, including Mission Control flight director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris), worked diligently to figure out a way to save astronauts Lovell, John L. Swigart (Kevin Bacon) and Fred W. Haise (Bill Paxton) from such life-threatening dangers as freezing temperatures, poisoning by carbon monoxide, suffocation and incineration on re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. Of the story directed by Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment: ‘Explosive, into-outer-space scenes are counteracted by the infinitely personal drama inside the module, which is no bigger than the interior of a sports car.’
Apollo 13 is showing twice:
- Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5. Tickets will be on sale the week of the movie showing at the Sipe Center Box Office or online. The Sipe Center Box Office will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.