See these 80s metal films: RoboCop + The Terminator @ the Captiol Theatre


Two entertaining, shrewdly satirical, and slyly profound sci-fi movies helped salvage the '80s from the junk heap of cinema history. Paul Verhoeven's brutal and hilarious RoboCop (1987; 4:30 + 9pm) presaged the economic downfall of Detroit with its tale of a half-dead policeman rebuilt into a humanoid machine fighting crime in the blighted city. In James Cameron's cyborg variation, The Terminator (1984; 7:30 pm), the unstoppable mechanized assassin of the title, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is sent back in time to kill the mother of the man who will save the human race. They're part of the "Capitol Classics: Double Features" series at the Capitol Theatre.

Capitol Theatre, 204 Mass Ave, Arlington :: Wednesday, February 6 :: $9; seniors $6; afternoons $6 :: 781.648.4340 or

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