For one night only, Spacedog and Project Moonbase are taking over the big, BIG screen at the Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh, and showing vintage infrasonic terrors, smoking robots, mind control experiments, space age fashions, bizarre time and motion studies and other gems from the archives. A feast of scientific and technological curiosities on film, from 1900 to present day, Rocket Lolly makes its Edinburgh debut on 15 April, bringing the International Science Festival to a close. Many films are accompanied live by Spacedog on vocals, vibes and theremin and the night will include some live performances from our robot pals.
8pm Sunday 15 April
The Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD
90 minute film-show with live music followed by a DJ set
Tickets £10 (£8)
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We’ll be teaming up with Project Moonbase, Edinburgh’s finest retrofuturistic podcasters, who are making a rare visit to planet Earth. They’ll be on hand to answer your queries about the future and to turn the Ghillie Du, Edinburgh, into a space age cocktail lounge as DJ Bongoboy takes to the wheels of steel.
This evening includes two astounding, rarely seen gems from the UK archives. One is a vision of the future (1955) created in 1935. The other, made in 1960, is an eerily prescient view of a world where every home and business is hooked up to a global computer network. You won’t want to miss this night!
Hypnotist – an excerpt from the one of the films we’ll be performing to on the night.
A huge thank you to the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, and the Huntley Film Archives for their generosity in making our main features available for the night. And thanks to Alan Fred Pipes for sourcing the beautiful image of rocket airliners.