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Midnights: Alien


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"It was the most incredible preview I've ever been in. I mean, people were screaming and running out of the theater."
—Editor Terry Rawlings describing the film's screening in Dallas.

R | 1979 | 116 min
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. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.

"No film I have seen in the last year or so, excluding perhaps The Deer Hunter, emanates so strong a whiff of palpable, nerve-straining shock. It is, in fact, an audience reaction picture par excellence."
—The Guardian, in their original 1979 review

dir. Ridley Scott
written by: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
cinematography: Derek Vanlint
music by: Jerry Goldsmith
special effects: Rob Bottin
starring: Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Ian Holm

1980 Academy Awards Winner - Best Visual Effects

Saturday night Midnight show!
Seating begins at 11:45pm. Show starts just after midnight.

$12 Pitcher specials during all midnight screenings.