LAWRENCE — Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” will celebrate an important milestone with moon-landing mayhem at an upcoming event at Liberty Hall.
In honor of its 10th anniversary, Cinema a Go Go will screen two films from the 1950s with a lunar theme in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The double-screening will take place at 7 p.m. June 14.
“Project Moon Base” (1953) tells the story of Colonel Briteis (Donna Martell) while she commands a lunar survey mission. Later, she and her crew are endangered by a nutty scientist.
“Radar Men from the Moon” (1957) pits Commando Cody, the jetpack-wearing hero of three Republic serials, against an army of invaders from the moon.
General admission tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the Liberty Hall box office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and KPR has a few surprises in store as well.
KPR, a 17-time winner of the KAB’s Station of the Year, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM (KPR2) in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online at kansaspublicradio.org, and KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.