Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, ALIEN Returns to U.S. theaters October 13th, 15th & 16th
¨It’s got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don’t dare kill it.¨
Forty years ago, Ridley Scott‘s science-fiction/horror masterpiece ALIEN revolutionized the genre and the industry. To celebrate its 40th anniversary and everlasting impact on filmmaking, I wanted to remind you that Fathom Events is bringing ALIEN back to the big screen at more than 600 nationwide theaters as part of its TCM Big Screen Classics series. A perfect pre-Halloween fright, ALIEN returns to theaters for three days only: this Sunday, October 13, Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16.
Moviegoers can search for their local participating theaters and purchase tickets for ALIEN now at FathomEvents.com.
Working from a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon and a story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett, ALIEN is a film dripping in dread. Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto are the crew members of the Nostromo, which investigates a mysterious signal coming from an unknown planet. When they unwittingly take an alien creature aboard the ship, they have no idea just how terrifying—and deadly—the ordeal will be.
· WHAT: In the summer of 1979, moviegoers journeyed into deep space and met with unimaginable horror as they discovered director Ridley Scott’s science-fiction/horror masterpiece Alien. Working from a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon and a story by O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett, Scott created a film dripping in dread, one that upended audience expectations for a science-fiction film by combining a futuristic setting with extreme terror. Forty years later, Alien returns to more than 600 cinemas nationwide for three days only, with special commentary before and after the film from TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz.
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto are the crew members of the Nostromo, which veers off course to explore a mysterious signal emanating from an unknown planet. When they unwittingly take an alien creature aboard the ship, they have no idea just how terrifying – and deadly – the ordeal will be.
Combining a remarkable visual style, including designs by H.R. Giger and Oscar®-winning visual effects, along with a disquieting score by Jerry Goldsmith, Alien has become a modern classic.
· WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox
· WHEN: Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (local time)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. (local time)
· WHERE: Tickets for Alien can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).