‘Planet of the Apes’ returns

Pic feted on 30th aniversary

“Planet of the Apes” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquaters Thursday night.

Outside the theater, attendees were greeted by people costumed as apes from the pic. Along with the pic’s stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the apes were the night’s biggest stars; they all arrived in black limos and were given the best seats in the house.

Screening gave Fox an opportunity to promote the docu “Behind the Planet of the Apes,” a behind the scenes expose’ on the making of the sci-fi classic, which will air on American Movie Classics throughout September.

Highlight of screening was when Heston’s character requested a gun from his benevolent ape friends, even though they tell him he doesn’t need it. When Heston loads the gun with pride and passion, the audience cheered and laughed at the appropriate gesture from the current prexy of the National Rifle Assn.

More Scene

  • Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell and Yvonne

    'Insecure' Season 3 to Introduce New 'Timely' Show Within The Show

    “Planet of the Apes” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquaters Thursday night. Outside the theater, attendees were greeted by people costumed as apes from the pic. Along with the pic’s stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the apes were […]

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    “Planet of the Apes” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquaters Thursday night. Outside the theater, attendees were greeted by people costumed as apes from the pic. Along with the pic’s stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the apes were […]

  • 'The Sinner' film premiere

    Jessica Biel Closes Her Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant

    “Planet of the Apes” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquaters Thursday night. Outside the theater, attendees were greeted by people costumed as apes from the pic. Along with the pic’s stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the apes were […]

  • Comedy Converstion with L to R:

    Just for Laughs Festival Honors Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby, More

    “Planet of the Apes” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquaters Thursday night. Outside the theater, attendees were greeted by people costumed as apes from the pic. Along with the pic’s stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the apes were […]

  • Paul Krassner Memoir Illustration

    Paul Krassner on Resisting With Humor

    “Planet of the Apes” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquaters Thursday night. Outside the theater, attendees were greeted by people costumed as apes from the pic. Along with the pic’s stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the apes were […]

  • Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

    Just for Laughs Festival Is the Coachella of Comedy

    “Planet of the Apes” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a commemorative screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquaters Thursday night. Outside the theater, attendees were greeted by people costumed as apes from the pic. Along with the pic’s stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, the apes were […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content