Director: John Badham
1983, 110 minutes, PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 11+
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Ally SheedyMoonlit Movies: September 11 @ 7:30 pm
This is a partnership of the City of Greenbelt and Old Greenbelt Theatre, generously sponsored by Beltway Plaza and Town Center Realty.
High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation’s nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. Once the clueless hacker comes to his senses, Lightman, with help from his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy), must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III.
How Moonlit Movies Work
“Moonlit Movies: Flashback Fridays” feature nostalgic favorites on Braden Field, behind the Greenbelt Youth Center.
In response to the latest executive order by Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, attendance is capped at 50 people. You must reserve your spot in advance at https://bit.ly/MoonlitMovies.
Each spot will be a 10-foot circle with a maximum of 5 people per circle. All circles will be 10 feet apart. Registration per circle is $25 – that’s just $5 per person!
To pre-order snacks from the movie theater, follow the link above. We encourage you to purchase your circle and concessions in the same order. Contactless pick-up at the movie theater will be available before each showing.
Recreation and OGT staff will be at the entrance—behind home plate—to direct you to a circle. Masks are required until you are in your circle, then you can remove your mask to enjoy your snacks.
Chairs are allowed, the lower the better—circles will be spaced to give everyone the best view possible. Select lights in the outfield will remain on so that guests can safely navigate. Bathroom access will be provided.
In the event of rain, this screening will take place at the same time on the next day.