Midnight Movie: "Space Camp" (USA, 1986)

Good evening, Balkers! In honor of our Theme of the Week, Childhood Activities, tonight's Midnight Movie is the comedy adventure film Space Camp, about a group of kids and teens who go to space camp and end up on a wild ride. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Tate Donovan, Lea Thompson, Larry B. Scott, and Kelly Preston as campers, and Kate Capshaw as "Andie Bergstrom, a NASA-trained astronaut who is frustrated that she has not yet been assigned to a shuttle mission." Though Space Camp received poor reviews and bombed at the box office (partly because it had the unfortunate timing of being released just five months after the Challenger disaster), it has become an '80s family film classic and actress Lea Thompson remarked that she has "had a lot of people come up to [her] and say that they became physicists or inventors, how much they loved that movie and how much it inspired them." Share your thoughts on the film or summer camp memories in the comments. Have a cozy evening & enjoy the show!

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Wee Joaquin Phoenix with talking robot Jinx.

Midnight Movie: "Space Camp" (USA, 1986)

Midnight Movie: "Space Camp" (USA, 1986)


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