Film

It’s a Disaster!: Spectacle Before CGI

When: Tue., July 5, 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 9, 7:30 p.m., Tue., July 19, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3 2022

Before computer-generated special effects, however, filmmakers found many ways to represent the destruction on screen. Models, double exposures, makeup effects, and crude animation were often used, but sometimes there was no substitute for the real thing.

Jul 5: Roaring Rails (Tom Forman, 1924)
Jul 9: San Francisco (W. S. Van Dyke, 1936)
Jul 19: The Johnstown Flood (Irving Cummings, 1926)
Jul 30: Airport (George Seaton, 1970)
Aug 6: The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin, 1974)
Aug 13: The Poseidon Adventure (Ronald Neame, 1972)
Aug 20: Earthquake (Mark Robson, 1974)
Aug 7: Apollo 13 (Ron Howard, 1995)
Sep 3: Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)

Price: $5-$11