40th Anniversary! ALIEN – Original Theatrical Cut Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli
¨It’s got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don’t dare kill it.¨
ALIEN plays this weekend (May 3rd and 4th) at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar Boulevard)as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. A Facebook invite for the screening can be found HERE
Ridley Scott has had a great career and has made many fantastic films, but ALIEN (1979), only his second, may arguably be his best.
It may be one of those films where everything fit perfectly. Direction, cast, visuals, score, atmosphere, editing, pacing. It’s hard to believe it was made 34 years ago it holds up so well. Made two years after Fox’s license to print money after STAR WARS, their next big sci-fi hit couldn’t have been more different. Much like STAR WARS, ALIEN drew on older movies for inspiration, such as IT THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, FORBIDDEN PLANET, THE THING, etc. And like STAR WARS, it presented B-movie thrills with an A-picture budget, treating its material seriously. If you could liken STAR WARS to a cliffhanger serial for modern kids, ALIENis like the old B-movie space monster films for a modern adult audience.
Now you’ll have the chance to revisit ALIEN in all its big-screen glory when it plays midnights this weekend (May 3rd and 4th) as part of the Tivoli’s Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight Series! Even better, this will be the ALIEN Original Theatrical cut that we all enjoyed 40 years ago! Don’t miss ALIEN this weekend! I’ll be there with ALIEN trivia and prizes!
The Tivoli’s website can be found HERE
Here’s the rest of this Spring’s ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ schedule:
May 10-11 PERFECT BLUE Subtitled
May 17-18 THE CONJURING