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Alamo Drafthouse recreates the Summer of 1982

03.02.2012
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Was the Summer of 1982 the best Summer of movies ever?

What came out then? Well, it started with CONAN THE BARBARIAN then THE ROAD WARRIOR, ROCKY III, POLTERGEIST, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, E.T., THE THING, TRON, and last but not least, BLADE RUNNER. Yeah, that does sound like a pretty amazing Summer line-up.

For those of you not yet hatched, now is your chance to see these movies for the first time on the big screen. The Alamo Drafthouse will be screening all eight films on the same weekends they were released in '82. CONAN THE BARBARIAN will kick the Summer off on May 11th.

Check out the trailer for Summer of 1982 below. To see the rest of the dates and to buy tickets, head to the Alamo Drafthouse site.

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. Alamo Drafthouse is excited to partner with Ain't It Cool News, Badass Digest, Collider, Film School Rejects, First Showing, HitFix, Movies & Slashfilm to celebrate this very special (and relentlessly fun) chapter in movie history.

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Extra Tidbit: Would you go to Austin to catch any of these films on the big screen?

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7:52PM on 03/04/2012
FINALLY someone out there gets it. There is no reason why theaters across America in addition to those high priced new releases should not offer stuff like this as an awesome slightly cheaper alternative. Must get to Austin.
FINALLY someone out there gets it. There is no reason why theaters across America in addition to those high priced new releases should not offer stuff like this as an awesome slightly cheaper alternative. Must get to Austin.
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12:45AM on 03/04/2012
I remember the summer of '84 being a little bit better. Actually all of '84 and '85 were when a shitload of new classic movies came out.
I remember the summer of '84 being a little bit better. Actually all of '84 and '85 were when a shitload of new classic movies came out.
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6:07PM on 03/03/2012
why the hell are all the letters red?
why the hell are all the letters red?
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3:26PM on 03/03/2012
dammit! i'll be getting into austin on the 12th and leaving on the 20th, but i'm seeing m83 on the 18th. dammit!
dammit! i'll be getting into austin on the 12th and leaving on the 20th, but i'm seeing m83 on the 18th. dammit!
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3:25PM on 03/03/2012
Ughhh. I'm droooooooling.
Ughhh. I'm droooooooling.
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11:56AM on 03/03/2012
I was born in June of 82, so I'm gonna drive down there and celebrate my bd
ay with Tron, Blade Runner and Road Warrior!
I was born in June of 82, so I'm gonna drive down there and celebrate my bd
ay with Tron, Blade Runner and Road Warrior!
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12:01AM on 03/03/2012
It's moments like these where I fucking hate living in Canada.
It's moments like these where I fucking hate living in Canada.
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10:55PM on 03/02/2012
I live in Austin about 3 miles from the Lake Creek Drafthouse, so yes I would. =D
I live in Austin about 3 miles from the Lake Creek Drafthouse, so yes I would. =D
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10:32PM on 03/02/2012
Fuck yeah, all those films are beyond awesome! What a kick-ass summer that must of been for movie fans.
Fuck yeah, all those films are beyond awesome! What a kick-ass summer that must of been for movie fans.
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