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What a great summer to live in Austin! So many great movies from summer of 1982! Hope to see some of these!
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"Alamo Drafthouse is recreating the “Summer of 1982” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the greatest summer of movies… ever! From May through July, the theater will replicate 1982’s earth-shaking release schedule, screening eight of the biggest genre classics on the same weekends they were released exactly 30 years ago. These gargantuas include CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE ROAD WARRIOR, ROCKY III, POLTERGEIST, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, E.T., THE THING and TRON, all presented in 35mm (unfortunately, Alamo Drafthouse was not granted permission to screen the sci-fi opus BLADE RUNNER).
The unprecedented super-tornado of Hollywood magic in 1982 did not stop with those films, however, and the Alamo Drafthouse is expanding the lineup to include additional gems from that year, including CLASS OF 1984, THE DARK CRYSTAL, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, VICE SQUAD, PINK FLOYD: THE WALL and more."

Transmute Jun:
Sounds like an awesome slate of movies!!!!!

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All of those movies were released in the same year?  That's amazing.  It never really crossed my mind that some of the most iconic '80s movies came out around the same time. 

The Alamo Drafthouse sounds like a great event!  Let us know which ones you'll see, Angology. (The same to anyone who lives in the area.) ^_^d

Alamo is awesome. I just saw avengers at the village a couple of nights ago and saw the promo for this. If I didn't have kids I'd be all over it. A lot of these movies contributed to me becoming a film student in college. And if you were a kid then you may remember that these movies basically made hbo. They were in heavy rotation for years.

This was also the summer I became a comic collector. One of my friends' father would take a group of us every Thursday to the lcs and then a movie.

Transmute Jun:
It depends how old your kids are, Trev! We consider it our right and our obligation to raise our kids with an appreciation of geek culture. As such, they've seen a number of classic sci-fi movies, including many of those on the list.

That being said, I'm not sure I'd be taking them to see Poltergeist.... ;)


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