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    Arena Cinelounge in Association with The Montalbán Present

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    In a Special Screening at Khan Star Ricardo Montalbán’s Very Own

    Montalbán Theatre

    Friday, October 5, 2018



    In space…no one can hear you’re a Star Trek nerd. Arena Cinelounge, in association with The Montalbán, presents a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8:00pm. The beloved sci-film starred Ricardo Montalbán, so Star Trek fans can see The Wrath of Khan at the perfect venue –– Ricardo (Khan himself) Montalban’s own theater. Appearing in person are Star Trek-connected guests including Scott Mantz, Jason Inman, Ashley Robinson, John Rocha, Dan Murrell, Mara Knopic, Robert Meyer Burnett and more. Tickets are $20 for film only, and $25 for film and drink. The historic theater is located at 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information and tickets, please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/khan-con-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-tickets-50151502494.



    The fan-friendly screening event features special guest hosts and members of the Star Trek fan community in a celebration tailored for Trekkies and fans of Ricardo Montalbán, for whom the Montalbán Theatre is named. Themed drinks, trivia contests, photo booths, prizes and giveaways available, all before watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan under the stars at the theater’s outdoor rooftop screening area. Wear your fave Star Trek uniform, graphic tee or costume and be a part of the entertainment. Doors open at 6:30pm; film starts at 8:00pm. Please note: There is no elevator access for the rooftop screening space.


    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise ­­–– now a training ship –– on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh –– infamous conqueror from late 20th-century Earth –– appears after years of exile. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top-secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk. With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop his old nemesis from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. 

    Winner of Academy of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Films Awards, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Written by Harve Bennett and Jack B. Sowards. Based on the TV series created by Gene Roddenberry. Produced by Robert Sallin. From Paramount Pictures. (Color, 1982, USA, 113 minutes, rated PG) Starring William Shatner, Ricardo Montalban, Leonard Nimoy, Kirstie Alley, DeForest Kelley, Walter Koenig.

    “It’s Shatner’s finest hour.”—eFilmCritic.com




    Scott Mantz

    A film critic, producer, Q&A moderator, press award winner, Emmy nominee and president of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, Scott Mantz is a lifelong Star Trek fan and avid supporter of science fiction films. He’s moderated dozens of Star Trek panels and Q&As with casts and crews from the original show and films and recent reboots.


    Jason Inman

    Writer of the Jupiter Jet comic book series and the graphic novel SCIENCE!, Jason Iman is also the creator and star of the Star Trek-parody webseries The Red Shirt Diaries. He has served as showrunner’s assistant on The Code, has hosted the Geek History Lesson podcast (www.geekhistorylesson.com), and is a recent Movie Trivia Schmoedown Innergeekdom Tournament Champion.


    Ashley Robinson

    Co-creator and writer of the Jupiter Jet comic books and the graphic novel SCIENCE!, Ashley Robinson is also host of the Geek History Lesson podcast and has hosted numerous shows for YouTube channels including Jawiin, Nerd Alert, Geek Bomb, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers and many more. She is the co-creator of the Star Trek parody webseries The Red Shirt Diaries.


    Robert Meyer Burnett

    Best known for writing and directing the cult film favorite Free Enterprise, starring Emmy winners William Shatner and Eric McCormack, filmmaker Robert Meyer Burnett continues to work in all aspects of feature film production. 2019 sees the release of Tango Shalom, the world’s first Indie Jewish Spiritual Quest Family Dance Comedy, which he produced and edited. He recently launched his own bi-weekly show, Robservations, on the YouTube channel The Burnettwork.


    Dan Murrell

    An Emmy-nominated writer/producer for Honest Trailers, Dan Murrell is also a film critic and hosts several Screen Junkies/FANDOM webshows.


    Mara Knopic

    Mara Knopic is a competitor in the Movie Trivia Schmoedown and is its current Innergeekdom Champion. 


    John Rocha

    When he’s not moonlighting as The Outlaw on the Movie Trivia Schmoedown, John Rocha is an on-camera host, writer and producer for the Collider network, as well as recording VO on numerous projects and hosting two podcasts about movies: The Top 10 and The CineFiles. As a fan who loved every moment of the crew’s five-year journey (especially Ricardo Montalban in the “Space Seed” episode), he is overjoyed to be a part of this presentation of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.


    Arena Cinelounge

    Located in the heart of Hollywood, Arena Cinelounge is the premier boutique art house cinema, presenting the best in new feature films every night of the week.


    The Montalbán

    The Montalbán, Hollywood’s classic theater reborn for a new era of screened entertainment and performing arts, is located at 1615 Vine Street just south of the world-famous Hollywood & Vine intersection. The gorgeous Beaux Arts building was the first legitimate live Broadway-style theater in Hollywood, and is one of the few remaining mid-sized and fully equipped proscenium theaters in Los Angeles. Featuring orchestra, mezzanine, loge and balcony seating, it is known for its excellent sightlines and acoustics, and boasts a versatile rooftop outfitted with a bar, concession stand, full kitchen and an open-air movie theater complete with a large projection screen and state-of-the-art projector, noise cancelling headphones and even blankets for a chilly night.

    Over the years the Montalbán has been owned by Howard Hughes, CBS Radio, A&P grocery chain heir Huntington Hartford and the Greek Theater’s James Doolittle. UCLA took over in the 1980s until the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation bought the building in 1999. Emmy Award-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán’s vision was to create a presence in Hollywood that provided inspiration and employment for young Latinos as well as other underrepresented people throughout the community. In recent years, under the direction of Montalbán’s son-in-law Gilbert Smith, nearly $4 million has been invested into theater restoration to help preserve this good old classic that contributes to making Hollywood a very special and incredibly creative place



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