‘Planet of the Apes’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)

Video: 'Planet of the Apes' trailer

(Thursday, February 8, 1968, 10:00 a.m. EST)Planet of the Apes, an American science fiction film about an astronaut crew that crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, opened today at Loew’s Capitol theater in New York City.

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, the film starred Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison.

Video: 'Planet of the Apes (1968) - Movie' (5 videos)

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