Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tron: A Classic Movie from the Redmond Outdoor Movie Series

Outdoor Movie Series poster On Saturday, August 29th the classic 1982 movie, Tron, will be shown at Idylwood Beach as part of Redmond’s free Summer 2009 Outdoor Movie Series. Other movies being shown are Hook and Kung Fu Panda. Hook will be shown at Idylwood Beach on Saturday, August 1st. Kung Fu Panda will be shown at City Hall on Friday, August 14. All movies start at dusk—around 9:30 pm. These movies are presented by the City of Redmond Teen Programs. For more info, contact, or call 425-556-2358.

Tron is a 1982 science fiction film by Disney. It has a distinctive visual style, as it was one of the first films from a major studio to use computer graphics exclusively.

Outdoor Movie Series: Tron poster

You might recall that the Master Control Program (MCP) is Tron: a security program which would monitor communications between the MCP and the outside worldthe main villain of the movie. It was a rogue artificial intelligence that ruled over the world inside ENCOM's mainframe computer.  During the rule of the MCP, many programs were enslaved and forced to play games against its henchmen, led by Sark. Memorably, the MCP would end most of its conversations with Dillinger and Sark with the phrase "End of line".

Sark: commander of the MCP's army and overseer of the games fought on the Game Grid

Enjoy this blast from the past!

Redmond Library Board

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