I’m Not the Only One Celebrating 1982…

As you may know, in celebration of me turning 30 this year (just celebrated my birthday last week), I have been discussing a different classic 1982 film every month in my Revisiting 1982 series.

However, I’m not the only one celebrating the great movie year that was 1982.  This summer, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas will be having a Summer of 1982 series.

On the anniversary of their original opening weekends, the following eight films will be shown at the Alamo in full 35mm glory:

  • Conan the Barbarian
  • The Road Warrior 
  • Rocky III 
  • Poltergeist
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
  • E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 
  • The Thing 
  • Tron.  

In addition to the headliners, the series will also include screenings of the following:

  • Vice Squad
  • Escape 2000
  • The Sword and the Sorcerer
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • The Secret of Nymh
  • Class of 1984
  • Friday the 13th Part 3D
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Q: The Winged Serpent
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The Last Unicorn

If there is anything that makes me wish to be in Austin this summer, it would be this series.  Would it be too much to ask the Bell Lightbox or Toronto Underground to program a similar series?   On the plus side, many of these films will still be covered by me this year in my Revisiting 1982 series (the next post should come next week).

I will conclude with the Alamo Drafthouse’s trailer for the series (some viewer discretion is advised):

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).