"The Twilight Zone" was must-see TV for many boomers during its run on CBS from 1959 to 1964. But the series, with its quirky plots, surprise endings and, especially, its eerie opening music, has remained ingrained in the American consciousness for more than 50 years.
Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington is holding a lecture about the series by film historian Philip Harwood Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The discussion includes the screening of three episodes, including "Time Enough at Last." This 1959 episode, starring Burgess Meredith as a meek bookworm, is perhaps the most popular in the series' history. The other episodes screened are "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" (1960) and "The Shelter" (1961). Those who remember these three episodes will not be surprised at the title of Harwood's lecture: "Preparing for the Apocalypse."
Tickets are $15, which you can buy at the box office or online at nwsdy.li/zonetix. For more information, call 631-423-7611.