Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
7:30pm
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THE RETURN OF 70MM
THE THING
70mm!

THE THING
1982, Universal, 109 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter

Director John Carpenter took the 1951 sci-fi classic THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, produced by Howard Hawks, and turned it into something darker, fiercer and altogether more disturbing, pitting sombrero-wearing helicopter pilot Kurt Russell and a crew of Arctic scientists (Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart) against a ravenous, shape-shifting alien being. From the haunting opening shots of a sled dog fleeing across the snow, to the apocalyptic, fire-and-ice ending, this ranks with Ridley Scott’s ALIEN as one of the finest (and most beautifully crafted) sci-fi films of the past 30 years. The film was terribly underrated by critics on its initial release, but its stock has constantly risen in the ensuing decades as one of the most intelligent, scary and uncompromising horror films of the 1980s. Also starring Keith David and David Clennon.


Please note that color has partially faded on this print, the only known 70mm copy. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Aero Theatre • Fri, Aug 11, 2017 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Aug 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Aug 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Aug 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Producer Mark Magidson In Person!
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Aug 18, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Aug 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Family Matinee!
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Sun, Aug 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Aug 31, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Sep 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Sep 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
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