Alamo Drafthouse ‘Summer of ’82′ Line Up Expands, Exclusive ‘E.T.’ Poster Revealed, Ticket Sales Begin Tuesday
Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Conan the Barbarian, The Thing, Poltergeist, The Road Warrior, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Tron, and that’s just the beginning. Yes, the Summer of 1982 was probably the best one in the history of movies and that’s why the Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating with a summer long, 30th anniversary celebration screening a slew of the most exciting films released that year. Plus, there’s now a significant update jumping off last month’s announcement.
Tickets for the first screening, Conan the Barbarian, go on sale Tuesday morning along with a limited number of passes that’ll get you into eight of the screenings. Second, the series has expanded significantly, adding films such as The Dark Crystal, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Vice Squad, The Secret of Nimh, Friday the 13th Part 3, Q: The Winged Serpent, Pink Floyd: The Wall and more. Third, Blade Runner will not be screened (bummer).
And finally, in accordance with the /Film sponsored screening of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on June 8 (tickets on sale May 25) we’re proud to exclusively debut the Mondo poster for the film by artist Dan McCarthy. Check out the poster, the important links, full lineup and more after the jump.
Here’s McCarthy’s Mondo poster for E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. The blue is the regular and yellow is the variant and it’ll first be on sale at the screening June 8. If there are left overs, sales will then go online. Find out more by following @MondoNews.
Talk about the perfect marriage of artist and material. Just a gorgeous work.
Next, here’s an updated list of films screening in Austin, their ticket on sale dates and more. Tickets go on sale 11 a.m. CST. For all the information and ticket sales go to http://drafthouse.com/1982. Some of the films will also screening in Houston, San Antonio & Winchester, VA but check those theater sites for info.
Also, the badges that go on sale Tuesday ($80) will only grant admittance to the first eight films listed here, in Austin only.
May 11 – CONAN THE BARBARIAN (co-hosted by HitFix, tickets on sale April 17)
May 18 – THE ROAD WARRIOR (co-hosted by Film School Rejects, tickets on sale May 4)
May 25 – ROCKY III (co-hosted by Collider, tickets on sale May 11)
June 1 – POLTERGEIST (co-hosted by Aint It Cool News, tickets on sale May 18)
June 3 – STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (co-hosted by Badass Digest, tickets on sale May 18 )
June 8 – E.T. (co-hosted by Slashfilm, tickets on sale May 25)
June 22 – THE THING (co-hosted by Movies.com, tickets on sale June 8)
July 6 – TRON (co-hosted by FirstShowing.net, tickets on sale June 22)
Expanded Lineup of 1982 Films. Ticket sale dates will be revealed soon by following @Drafthouse.
May 9 – VICE SQUAD
June 6 – ESCAPE 2000
June 20 – THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER
July 1 – THE SECRET OF NIMH
July 9 – PINK FLOYD: THE WALL
July 10 – CLASS OF 1984
July 13 – FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 3 IN 3D
July 17 – HALLOWEEN 3
July 24 – Q: THE WINGED SERPENT
July 28 – THE DARK CRYSTAL
August 12 – FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
August 25 – THE LAST UNICORN
It’s going to be an epic, epic summer with additional reveals, Mondo posters and more to come. Are you going to attend any of these?