Theater

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

When: Fri., Nov. 27, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 28, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 4, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 10, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Thu., Dec. 17, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 19, 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Fri., Jan. 1, 8 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 2, 8 p.m. 2016

Counted among the worst films of all time, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians could have slipped into obscurity following its 1964 release had it not been for Mystery Science Theater 3000. After spoofing the film in an episode, the ’90s-era favorite successfully resuscitated the cautionary tale of what happens when Martians decide to kidnap Santa, thus inspiring countless decades of Martian mongers to come. The Overtime Theater explores this cult oddity in a new collection of shorts filled with green men, cardboard robots, half-Martian reindeer and a Santa dance-off.