One Night Only!
Saturday, May 25th: 7:30pm
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Dir. Ridley Scott, 1979, Rated R, 1 hour and 57 minutes, DCP.
Coming to Civic, for a one-night-only 40th Anniversary screening, Ridley Scott's Gothic Horror-in-Space classic, Alien, which kicked off one of the most popular film franchises in history and has lost none of its power to amaze and terrify over the past few decades. In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. It's this seemingly simple diversion that will ultimately lead to a close encounter with unfathomable terror.
Seemingly inspired by Mario Bava's interplanetary shocker Planet of the Vampires and boasting haunting, Oscar-winning effects work by a team that included Swiss painter H.R. Giger and make-up wiz Carlo Rambaldi (E.T., Possession), Alien is a bonafide tour de force any which way you watch it. On the big screen, however, it's a flat-out experience! Don't miss your chance to see it at the Nineteenth Street Theatre, on a towering screen, with a booming sound system to amplify every creak, drip, hiss, and scream, and on the exact day it was initially released in theaters back in 1979.
Showing in 19th Street Theatre. Alien will be screened on DCP!