Alien (Single Film or Double Creature Feature)
8:15pm - Saturday, Jun 10, 2023
"Listen to me! If we break quarantine, we could all die."
As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes all the names throughout one of the most iconic sci-fi action franchises films of all time.
In this modern horror classic set 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.... Also starring Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright.
"The first part of the movie is essentially Marx in space, and the second part of the movie is Darwin in space." (The Stranger)
"We marvel at how the filmmaker generates so much tension and sweat with a bare minimum of moving parts." (Globe and Mail)
Saturday, June 10
ALIEN (The Director's Cut)
Doors 7:45 pm | Movie 8:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Why not make it a Double Creature Feature with James Cameron's 1986 follow up, ALIENS, at 10:40 pm for one sweet price?
ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979 / DCP, 117 mins / 14A / Director's Cut) The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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