A man looking in a miror with a space helmet drawing on it
Special Celestial Screenings


Sunday April 7, 2024
4:30pm | Moon
7:30pm | Sunshine

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave)

Individual film tickets. | Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

Celebrate the great celestial convergence with two themed — and all-time great — indie sci-fi films at The Little, the day before the 2024 total solar eclipse.


Sunday, April 7, 2024 | 4:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave, Rochester, NY)
Doors at 4:00pm

Rated R | 1h 39m | 2009 | Sci-Fi / Mystery
USA/UK | English

Directed by Duncan Jones

Astronaut Sam Bell’s (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift on the Moon is finally coming to an end. He’s looking forward to his reunion with his wife and young daughter, but suddenly Sam’s health takes a drastic turn for the worse, and he’s no longer able to distinguish between reality and quintessentially personal hallucinations. Working alongside his computer, GERTY, and with time running out, Sam must solve the mystery before the company crew arrives.

With a fantastic performance from Sam Rockwell, Duncan Jones’ debut feature Moon is a compelling mystery and underrated indie sci-fi gem.

Sunshine (35mm)

Sunday, April 7, 2024 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave, Rochester, NY)
Doors at 7:00pm

Rated R | 1h 47m | 2007 | Sci-Fi / Thriller
UK | English

Directed by Danny Boyle

Projected on 35mm film | In the not-too-distant future, Earth’s dying sun spells the end for humanity. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, a crew of international astronauts venture into space on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb. However, a distress beacon from a long-lost spaceship throws the crew and its desperate mission into a tailspin.

Sunshine re-teams director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) with writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Ex Machina) for a hypnotic, transportive science-fiction thriller, featuring award-winning Production Design, a fantastic score by John Murphy with electronic band Underworld (Breaking and Entering), and an impressive ensemble cast: Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Chris Evans (Captain America), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), and more.

It ruminates on the nature of science, religion, and humanity’s endurance, and has found a passionate audience since its initial release. Long-requested by Little audiences for a return trip around our solar system, we’re thrilled to screen Sunshine for such a sun-centric weekend in Rochester.