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AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
«Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!» So says time-tossed astronaut Charlton Heston to his intelligent ape captors on the mysterious planet where he has crash-landed. Franklin J. Schaffner's enduring sci-fi classic is memorable for the breakthrough makeup effects that transformed Roddy McDowell
, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans into ape scientists Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Zaius, earning makeup artist John Chambers an honorary Oscar®. The ace script is credited to THE TWILIGHT ZONE creator Rod Serling
and former blacklistee Michael Wilson. The pulse-pounding score is by the great Jerry Goldsmith.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film at one of our screenings, July 20 — 26!