This Summer movie season is already shaping up to be quite the doozy with new releases (thank The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man and Prometheus for that), but if you happen to live within driving distance of an Alamo Drafthouse, it's going to be absolute bliss. Over a month ago they announced a new Summer of 1982 programming series that'll see eight of the biggest movies of '82 coming out in the exact same order they did thirty years ago. (Us gorgeous folks here at Movies.com are even presenting their screening of John Carpenter's The Thing.)
Now the Drafthouse has gotten even more ambitious. As seen above, today they gave Slashfilm the first of several posters Mondo will be creating for the event. But wall beauties aren't the only things they have in store. On top of everything so far, they they've gone ahead and added a further 11 films from 1982 to the lineup, only they come with some caveats about locations and dates, so we'll just let the press release handle all the ticketing details.
A limited number of badges will go on sale Tuesday, April 17 at 11am CST at drafthouse.com/1982, "Summer of 1982" Badges will provide admission to the original 8 films in the programming series (note: badges do not include admission to the additional 11 titles announced and include Austin screenings only). The badges will cost $80. Tomorrow, tickets will also go on sale for the first screening in the series, CONAN THE BARBARIAN. Visit local drafthouse.com theater sites for info on tickets to "Summer of 1982" shows for Houston, San Antonio & Winchester, VA as screening & ticket sale dates will vary.
All subsequent "Summer of 1982" shows will go on sale two weeks before their premiere date. Visit http://drafthouse.com/1982 to purchase individual screening tickets & badges.
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:
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
Check local listings as some of these titles will not be available in at Houston, San Antonio and Winchester, VA locations.