Alien Marks its 40th Anniversary by Returning to Movie Theaters Nationwide

Sigourney Weaver stars in director Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi-horror film, ‘Alien.’ (Photo credit: Twentieth Century Fox)

Audiences can relive the terror that descanted upon them in deep space during the summer of 1979, as Fathom Events is set to bring ‘Alien’ back to the big screen nationwide next month. The terror of director Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi-horror masterpiece is set to return to movie theaters for its 40th anniversary, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox, as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series.

‘Alien’ is returning to more than 600 cinemas on Sunday, October at 1:00pm and 4:00pm (local time); Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm (local time); and Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00pm (local time). Moviegoers can search for local theaters via zip code and purchase tickets at Fathom Events’ official website, or at participating cinema box offices. The screenings will include special commentary before and after the film from TCM primetime host, Ben Mankiewicz.

‘Alien’ was written by Dan O’Bannon, who worked on the story with Ronald Shusett. In the drama, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto portrayed the crew members of the Nostromo, which veers off course to explore a mysterious signal emanating from an unknown planet. When they unwittingly take an alien creature aboard the ship, they have no idea just how terrifying – and deadly – the ordeal will be.

Alien 40th Anniversary Theatrical Screening
Starting on
October 13, 2019
Ending on
October 16, 2019
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox are bringing director Ridley Scott's sci-fi-horror film, 'Alien,' which stars Sigourney Weaver, back to American theaters, to mark its 40th anniversary.
Offer Price
USD $12.50
Karen Benardello: As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.
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