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Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Richard Donner. 1978, 143 mins. 35mm. With Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman. Richard Donner’s Superman origin-story film, starring Christopher Reeve in the role of Superman, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To spare their infant son from the destruction of Krypton, Superman’s parents send him on a spaceship to earth. Adopted by the Kents, the future Superman spends his youth as the nerdy, but incredibly strong and fast, Clark Kent. After moving to Metropolis he must find a balance between his super powers and living a normal life, while trying to win the love of reporter Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). Recommended ages 8 and up.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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