The Alamo Drafthouse was already planning to turn the heat up on this summer by looking ahead to the past – celebrating the 30th anniversary the massive 1982 months that made the middle of the year famous for movies. Their marquee already included The Thing, Tron, The Wrath of Khan, Poltergeist and more. Now, the “more” part of that is about to expand.
As special badges go on sale (80 bucks gets you the original 8 films), Team Alamo is announcing 7 more flicks to the tour. That includes Class of 1984, The Dark Crystal, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Secret of NIMH, Vice Squad and Pink Floyd: The Wall.
How they knew that NIMH was my security blanket as an elementary school kid is anyone’s guess. This event was already an awesome trip down memory lane, and now it’s even greater. What’s fantastic here isn’t just the re-release of a ton of excellent movies, it’s the diversity on the board here.
Speaking of which, here’s the full schedule, so grab a calendar and a few markers:
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
That’s a hell of a line-up.