History of the Future: Planet of the Vampires

History of the Future

History of the Future is examining gripping cinematic visions of the future emanating from different moments in recent history. In partnership with Majestic Neighborhood Cinemas, experts from ASU faculty and abroad introduce films that have shaped the reality we know today. Connecting past depictions of the future to the present and seeing how the hopes and anxieties of the last five decades have influenced how we tackle the problems of tomorrow.

History of the Future: Planet of the Vampires

On January 24, 2024, ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1965 Italian Sci-Fi classic “Planet of the Vampires.” The film was introduced by Dr. Serena Ferrando. Click here to read her introduction “Introducing Terrore nello spazio.”

History of the Future: Total Recall

On April 24, 2024, ASU CSI will partner with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1995 Sci-Fi Blockbuster “Total Recall.” Get tickets here!

History of the Future: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

On March 27, 2024, ASU CSI will partner with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1981 Post-Apocalyptic classic “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” Get tickets here!

History of the Future: Westworld (1973)

On February 28, 2024, ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1973 Sci-Fi classic “Westworld.” The film was introduced by series curator, Devan Hakkal. Read his introduction “An Epidemic in the Wild West” here.

History of the Future: RoboCop

On September 20, 2023 ASU CSI will partner with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1987 action classic, RoboCop. The film will be introduced by Dr. Jenny Brian. Get tickets here!

History of the Future: The Truman Show

On October 18, 2023 ASU CSI will partner with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present 1998 cerebral blockbuster, The Truman Show. The film will be introduced by Bob Beard. Get tickets here!

History of the Future: Prospect

On November 8, 2023 ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 2018 independent film, Prospect, starring Pedro Pascal. The film was introduced by Dr. Jenna Hanchey. Click here to read her introduction “On Prospect.”

History of the Future: Rollerball

On August 16, 2023 ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1975 cult classic, Rollerball. The film was introduced by Matt Bell. Click here to read his introduction “Rollerball and the Future We’re Racing Towards .”

History of the Future: Outland

On February 15, 2023 ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1981 space western, Outland. The film was introduced by Dr. Ben Fong.

History of the Future: Soylent Green

On January 18, 2023, ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 1973 eco-thriller, Soylent Green. The film was introduced by Dr. Christy Spackman. Click here to read her introduction “Can you see the cow? On Jell-O, Mormon Musicals, and Soylent Green.”

History of the Future: Her

On April 19, 2023 ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill to present the 2013 science-fiction romantic comedy, Her. The film was introduced by Dr. Ed Finn. Read his introduction “Navigating Love and Artificial Intelligence in a Rapidly Evolving World” here.

History of the Future: Terminator 2

On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, ASU CSI partnered with Majestic Neighborhood Cinema Grill for a screening of Terminator 2. The film was introduced by Dr. Aviva Dove-Viebahn. Click here to read her introduction “Terminator 2: The Evolution of a Sci-Fi Icon.”

History of the Future: Demolition Man

Buy Tickets This summer, FilmBar and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination are going back to the future. This second installment of The History of the Future

History of the Future: They Live

Buy Tickets This summer, FilmBar and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination are going back to the future. This second installment of The History of the Future

History of the Future: Logan’s Run

Buy Tickets This summer, FilmBar and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination are going back to the future. This second installment of The History of the Future

Equilibrium movie poster, depicting Christian Bale and Taye Diggs dressed all in black, looking stern and holding handguns.

History of the Future Film: Equilibrium

This summer we’re proud to present a film series examining gripping cinematic visions of the future emanating from different moments in recent history. Join us at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix

Poster for The Lawnmower Man, depicting a man pushing a lawnmower in the foreground, and a man suspended in a cybernetic brace inside of a huge eyeball floating in the sky.

History of the Future Film: The Lawnmower Man

This summer we’re proud to present a film series examining gripping cinematic visions of the future emanating from different moments in recent history. Join us at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix

Poster for the film Outland, featuring Sean Connery in a spacesuit and a futuristic city in the background.

History of the Future Film: Outland

This summer we’re proud to present a film series examining gripping cinematic visions of the future emanating from different moments in recent history. Join us at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix

Poster for the film Westworld, depicting a robotic Western gunslinger.

History of the Future Film: Westworld

This summer we’re proud to present a film series examining gripping cinematic visions of the future emanating from different moments in recent history. Join us at FilmBar in Downtown Phoenix