Flash Gordon - Solar Eclipse Film Festival


The Historic Artcraft Theatre Fri, Apr 5 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Solar Eclipse Film Festival
Run Time:1 hour and 51 minutes
Release Year:1980
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mike Hodges
Cast:Sam J. Jones
Melody Anderson
Max von Sydow
Brian Blessed
Marquee Sponsor:Larry and Nancy VanArendonk
Gold Sponsor:Paul Oefinger
Silver Sponsor:Middle Davids Candles
Concession Sponsor:Becca York, Realtor with FC Tucker
Cartoon Sponsor:Libby and Aaron Cox
Showcase Sponsor:Becca York, Realtor with FC Tucker
Bar Sponsor:Franklin Jewelers
Volunteer Sponsor:Generations Custom Auto and Collision
Youth Programming Sponsor:Harold and Cathy Sisson


April 5 - Friday at 7:30 p.m. - Scheduled to show on 35mm film - Onsale for members 2/21 at 1 p.m.; for the general public, 2/28 at 1 p.m. Part of the Solar Eclipse Film Festival.

What it is: Celebrating Franklin's location in the path of totality for this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon, the Solar Eclipse Film Festival brings you the finest in astronomical, solar-oriented cinematic entertainment. Flash Gordon is a 1980s reinterpretation of the classic pulp hero - a football star flung across worlds to fight the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless.

Why we're showing it: With a classic Queen soundtrack and a campy space opera story, Flash Gordon is science fiction at it's most ridiculous (and fun!).

If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a sick individual, for the safety of others, please do not attend. Refunds are available for illnesses - please contact the Will Call office by phone or email.

Effective June 1 2022, the Artcraft is instituting a 3.25% fee on credit card orders to cover the cost of credit card company fees.