Science On Screen Presents:
Tickets are $10 and $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members at Tampa Theatre Box Office — Tickets purchased online are $12
As part of its popular Science on Screen series, the historic Tampa Theatre will presents EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. Before the film, ant expert Deby Cassill, an associate professor of biology at the University of South Florida, will give a brief presentation on ant society and behavior.
EMPIRE OF THE ANTS is the story of a heavenly paradise that becomes a hellish nightmare when a toxic spill turns harmless ants into oversized radioactive monsters! And when sleazy land developer (Joan Collins) and her clients stumble into their creepy lair, they are horrified to learn that the ants are having a picnic…and humans are on the menu. These bad bugs are bent on exterminating mankind and building an evil empire where humans check in… but they can’t check out!
Directed by sci-fi/horror legend Bert I. Gordon, the 1977 film is loosely based on the 1905 short story “The Empire of the Ants” by H.G. Wells and was filmed in the Florida Everglades.
Rated PG/1hr 30min/1977/Sci Fi-Horror
Science on Screen at the Tampa Theatre is made possible through a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Since 1996, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has sought to expand public understanding of science and technology through a nationwide film program by influencing the next generation of filmmakers to tackle science themes and increasing visibility for feature films that depict this subject matter.