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Original ‘Alien’ film screens in NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Oct. 13-16

Original ‘Alien’ film screens in NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Oct. 13-16
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From a press release:

40 years ago, director Ridley Scott’s masterpiece “Alien” revolutionized the science fiction and horror genres along with the industry. To celebrate its 40th anniversary and everlasting impact on filmmaking, Fathom Events is bringing the original 1979 movie back to the big screen as part of its Turner Classic Movies Big Screen Classics series.

A perfect pre-Halloween fright, “Alien” returns to select theaters for three days only: this Sunday, Oct. 13; Tuesday, Oct. 15; and Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Tickets can be purchased at participating theater box offices or online at The movie theaters showing “Alien” through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network include Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), and AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11 (1879 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg).

On Oct. 13, it will screen at 1 p.m. in Dickson City and at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Moosic and Bloomsburg. On Oct. 15 and 16, it will screen at 7 p.m. in all three theaters.

Working from a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon and a story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett, “Alien” is a film dripping in dread. Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto are the crew members of the Nostromo, which investigates a mysterious signal coming 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.

In August, “Hello, Dolly” kicked off the second half of 2019’s TCM Big Screen Classics series, which is in the midst of its biggest and most popular year yet. After “Alien,” the series continues with “The Godfather: Part II” on Nov. 10-13, “When Harry Met Sally” on Dec. 1-3, and “Meet Me in St. Louis” on Dec. 8-11.

Turner Classic Movies is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world, highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone and Dave Karger, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.

Currently in its 25th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like “The Essentials,” along with annual programming events like “31 Days of Oscar” in February and “Summer Under the Stars” in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, and the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at and through the Watch TCM mobile app.

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all the top 100 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters, such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events, and popular anime franchises.

Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with the cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches.