The top ten geek events in Denver in December
Baby, it's cold outside, which is all the more reason to stay inside and concentrate on cool, geeky activities all month. Once Christmas gets here, you'll probably be too busy playing with your shiny new Xbox One or Playstation 4 to get out of the house much, but until then, you're going to need some good indoor activities to stave off the overwhelming crush of the holidays, and our monthly roundup of geek activities is here to help. From classic film to robot competitions, here are December's ten best geek events.
10) James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell Innocent Blood
The second book in the Order of the Sanguines series continues the story of The Blood Gospel, weaving a tale of supernatural forces at work in the modern world. The heroes of the first book -- archaeologist Erin Granger, soldier Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza -- embark on a in a world-spanning adventure, following the prophecies of the Blood Gospels to save a child who may be an angel in human form and avert the apocalypse. Authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell will be on hand to read from and sign the book.
Before superhero movies were a dime a dozen, there was Superman. The 1978 take on the Man of Steel casts Christopher Reeve as the last son of Krytpon, pitting him against Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor in a cinematic classic that's stood the test of time. See it again and relive your childhood, or for you young 'uns, see it for the first time and realize why every man that's donned the tights since has lived in Reeve's shadow.
See Superman at 7 p.m. Monday, December 2 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Tickets are $10.50. For more info and to buy tickets, visit the Superman event page at the Alamo Denver website.
8) The Benson Movie Interruption: Lethal Weapon
Geek staple Mystery Science Theater 3000 proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that making fun of shitty movies wasn't just something you could do with friends, but something you could watch and love. Now stoner-favorite comic Doug Benson is getting in on the act with The Benson Movie Interruption, where he joins forces with some other comics to make fun of Hollywood's most ludicrous material, live in theater. First up in Denver is Lethal Weapon, the crazy-cop classic classic that features Gary Busey and Mel Gibson at both of their scenery-chewing best, which should give the comedians ample material to work with.
See it at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 15 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Tickets are $20.00. For more info and to buy tickets, visit the Benson Interruption event page at the Alamo Denver website.
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