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The Thing

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  • Fri, Aug 19
  • Sun, Aug 21

Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 109 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1982

Starring: David Clennon, Keith David, Kurt Russell, T.K. Carter, Wilford Brimley

40th Anniversary Double Feature with BLADE RUNNER: FINAL CUT!

1982 is widely considered one of the best years for movie-going in the world. Here is a partial list of films that made their debut that year: The Atomic Café, Cat People, Chan is Missing, Conan the Barbarian, The Dark Crystal, Diner, The Draughtsman’s Contract, E.T., Eating Raoul, Fanny and Alexander, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, First Blood, Frances, Gandhi, Halloween III, Koyaanisqatsi, The Last Unicorn, Liquid Sky, Missing, My Favorite Year, One from the Heart, Personal Best, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Poltergeist, Querelle, The Secret of NIMH, Smithereens, Sophie’s Choice, Star Trek II, Tenebrae, Tootsie, Tron, The Verdict, and The Year of Living Dangerously. In a year that included that caliber of cinema, one standout event was on June 25 when John Carpenter’s THE THING and Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER—two of the greatest sci-fi films ever made—were released on the same day.

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don’t know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.