Free screening of 'Godzilla' movie in downtown Kent

by April Helms | Attribution here Published:

Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown Kent businesses will sponsor a free outdoor screening of "Godzilla" on July 26, starting at dusk.

The 1954 original film will be screened at The Hometown Bank Plaza, on the corner of Main and Water streets. Guests should bring a blanket or lawn chair. The film is in Japanese, with English subtitles. There also will be a 50/50 Raffle to benefit the programs of SRCA. Call 330-673-4970 or visit www.standingrock.net for details.

A 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster reptile with radioactive breath is revived, thanks to nuclear testing. It goes on a mad rampage, destroying Tokyo.

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people.

A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Ky├┤hei Yamane, his daughter Emiko, and young navy frogman Hideto Ogata (who also happens to be Emiko's lover, even though she is betrothed to Dr. Daisuke Serizawa) soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster whom the natives call Gojira.

Now, the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan but the rest of the world as well. Can the monster be destroyed before it is too late, and what role will the mysterious Serizawa play in the battle?

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