Johnson City, TX - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park invites the public to view the 1968 cult classic “Planet of the Apes” on Saturday August 14 at the historic LBJ Ranch. The park gates open at 7:00 p.m. The movie shows at dusk and is free of charge. Parking is available on the taxiway adjacent to the Hangar visitor center.
Free refreshments will be provided to enhance viewing enjoyment. Everyone should bring chairs or blankets. Picnicking is encouraged, before and during the event. Flashlights and insect repellent are highly recommended. The movie will be projected onto an 18 by 25 foot outdoor screen that includes a professional sound system. The film runs 112 minutes.
This poignant film was like nothing else seen in the 1960’s. Science fiction became main stream and this genre has dominated the Hollywood film scene ever since. Actor Charlton Heston plays an astronaut who crashes onto a planet where Apes not humans are in charge. Rod Serling wrote the screenplay and Franklin Schaffner directed the film.
President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson often invited friends and neighbors to attend movie showings on the Ranch during the 1960s and 1970s. Movies under the Stars is a continuation of that Johnson family tradition.
For further information and driving directions, please call (830) 868-7128, ext. 244 or visit the park website www.nps.gov/lyjo, or follow us on Facebook at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park or on Twitter at LBJohnsonNPS.