Summer of 1982

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Though the Alamo Drafthouse already declared 1982 “the greatest summer of movies ever” with their Summer of 1982 screening series last year (which we giddily participated in ourselves), the team behind the very successful screening series has now conceded that, hey, 1983 was pretty sweet, too. In celebration of another great year at the movies, the Drafthousers are now rolling out their brand new Summer of 1983 screening series, one that features the “crown jewel of that summer,” no less than Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi on the big screen. While all the titles featured as part of the Summer of 1983 will show in all Alamo Drafthouse markets (Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, TX; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; and Ashburn and Winchester, VA), Return of the Jedi will only play in Austin at the Drafthouse Slaughter Lane on May 25. To celebrate, the theater promises no less than “an all-day, galactic-sized celebration.” But what can the rest of us Drafthouse-goers except to see this summer? How about Trading Places, Scarface, The Killing of Satan, Risky Business, The Deadly Spawn, Octopussy, Screwballs, WarGames, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and
Jaws 3-D? Sounds pretty sweet, right? Want tickets? Point your browsers right HERE. And after the break, check out the official trailer for the Summer of 1983 to get even more excited than you already should be for this event.

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Drinking Games

This coming weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Ridley Scott’s visionary science fiction film Blade Runner. We are only seven short years from the predicted dystopia of 2019, and while we don’t have cool flying cars or synthetic snakes yet (let alone replicant love slaves), we can still hope for the future. Whether you prefer the studio’s “Director’s Cut,” the Ridley Scott-approved “Final Cut,” or the less adored theatrical cut from the summer of 1982, you can enjoy it fresh with this drinking game. Buffer your stomach with some noodles from an Asian street vendor or drink the liquor straight from the bottle as Rick Decker does (though you probably won’t last through 20 minutes of the film if you choose to do it that way). Also, gird your loins for the rumored Blade Runner sequel in the future because you’ll need some strength and copious amounts of alcohol to deal with the aftermath of that film.

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Junkfood Cinema - Large

Welcome back to Junkfood Cinema; the Riddle of Steel…is that Shaq should not play superheroes. You’ve entered a mythic realm of swords and sorcery, of Tangos and Cashes, of Mikes and Ikes. Every week, our hero (read: pudgy misanthrope) battles a tremendous schlock monster – as well as the sinister threat of early onset heart failure. With his sharp words, he slices the beast open, spilling its flaws upon the ground before hoisting the entrails aloft in celebration. To commemorate this all-too-violent metaphor, a feast of one tasty snack food item will be prepared and set before you. A couple weeks ago, the Alamo Drafthouse launched its Summer of 1982 series; a celebration of arguably the greatest season of the greatest year to ever…fall two years before I was born. Dozens of iconic films, both real people legit and JFC-approved, are being screened, including a certain sword and sandal epic that redefined swords, sandals, and indiscernible Austrian meat piles: Conan the Barbarian. We all remember Conan, he was the gentle oaf-beast who solved most of his problems by cleaving said problem’s head in twain while he struggled with words far less complicated than twain. He battled the Snake Cult and it’s malevolent leader Thulsa Doom (which translated into English from the ancient text means, “This is CNN”). We all remember that classic moment in which Conan is seated in the center of the banquet table, like a roided-up centerpiece, while his masters make him recite what is best in life. […]

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Remember how we told you guys that, as part of the Alamo Drafthouse‘s totally rad Summer of 1982 Rolling Roadshow series, we’d be co-hosting a majestic screening of The Road Warrior that would actually include its own Thermonuclear Flaming Death Race? No? What, did you pass out when you first read the news because it was just that awesome? Wake up then, and start buying tickets for the event nownownow. On May 18, the Drafthouse’s Summer of 1982 screening series will descend on Kyle, Texas (located between Austin and San Antonio) for a very special 35mm Rolling Roadshow with Live Thermonuclear Flaming Death Race for The Road Warrior. Before the screening blows your face off, four fearless daredevil drivers will rev up their wheeled wasteland war machines for a FULL-TILT DESTRUCTION DERBY that will shatter the very Earth!!! Fire will scorch the sky as these no-future automaniacs shatter steel and bones! And also pre-movie entertainment will be provided by Austin’s “post-apocalyptic punk ayatollahs of rocknrolla” – ROCKATANSKY! It’s gonna pretty cool, you guys. Tickets are just fifteen dollars each and you can buy them HERE (along with other Summer of 1982 Roadshows currently on sale). After the break, check out details for this Roadshow, plus a very special new Road Warrior trailer, made just for this explosive event.

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Perhaps the only thing that goes better with the Alamo Drafthouse than kick-ass movies are big, fiery explosions, so how convenient that, as part of this year’s epic Summer of 1982 screening series, the Drafthouse will combine both of those things for a very special Rolling Roadshow. And how even more convenient that they’ll be putting all that firepower behind a screening that Film School Rejects is co-hosting. You guys! A demolition derby? You shouldn’t have! On May 18, the Drafthouse’s Summer of 1982 screening series will descend on Kyle, Texas (located between Austin and San Antonio) for a very special 35mm “Rolling Roadshow with Live Thermonuclear Flaming Death Race” for The Road Warrior. You read that right. You want more? You’ll get more! Before the screening kicks into high gear, four fearless daredevil drivers will rev up their wheeled wasteland war machines for a FULL-TILT DESTRUCTION DERBY that will shatter the very Earth!!! Fire will scorch the sky as these no-future automaniacs shatter steel and bones! No, seriously, it’s going to be nuts. Even better? Pre-movie entertainment will be provided by Austin’s “post-apocalyptic punk ayatollahs of rocknrolla” – ROCKATANSKY! Want tickets to this very special Rolling Roadshow presentation of The Road Warrior as part of the Drafthouse’s epic Summer of 1982 screening series? Details (and the rest of that sweet poster) after the break!

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Alamo Drafthouse Summer of 1982

Blade Runner. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The Road Warrior. The list of incredible films released during the summer of 1982 goes on and on. From E.T. to Tron, it could very well be the greatest summer of movies in the history of nerds, geeks, lovers of cinema and eaters of popcorn. It was one of those summers that defined the term “Summer Movie.” The only sad thing about it is that 1982 came before many of us were born. An entire generation of movie geeks who grew up with these movies, but never quite got to experience them all together as they did in that one magical summer. The Alamo Drafthouse is looking to change that. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the “greatest summer of movies ever,” our friends at the Alamo have designed a screening series unlike any other. Mirroring the release schedule — to the best of their ability — of the Summer of 1982, the Drafthouse will present 1982′s best blockbusters in 35mm, with plenty of Mondo posters, special guests and a few other surprises that — and I say this with only limited knowledge beyond what we’re telling you here — will absolutely blow your minds. They’ve asked a special group of websites — Film School Rejects included — to co-host each screening. We drew The Road Warrior. It’s basically the greatest thing to happen to us since, well, we first saw The Road Warrior. So if you’re in the area of an Alamo Drafthouse, we’ve […]

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