A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Director Wes Craven
Year 1984
Starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
Rating R
Run Time 91min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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This screening is part of the Alamo's reunion of the cinematic class of 1984!

One, two, Freddy's coming for you...
Three, four, better lock your door...
Five, six, grab your crucifix...
Seven, eight, gonna stay up late...
Nine, ten, never sleep again.

Wait, why are you grabbing a crucifix? Freddy isn't a vampire.

No, he's something far more terrifying - he's the emcee of your nightmares, the maestro of that darkness that lies deep within your subconscious and leaves you vulnerable and alone, tangled in your sheets and trying desperately to claw yourself back to the world of the living. Caffeine doesn't stand a chance against Freddy - and neither do you.

Wes Craven's 1984 horror film took the slasher movie and made it something other. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET inspires dread in the way that it plays with the audience's perceptions of illusion and reality, leaving us ever unsure if what we're witnessing is the dream of a frightened teenager or their very real and gruesome death. And Robert Englund's Fred Krueger is a cinematic killer like no other. He's no hockey mask-wearing jock lumbering down the street. Freddy is clever and stylish and ethereal, and once you close your eyes and drift off to sleep, he's all-powerful.

Join us for the thirtieth anniversary of the first film in that most nightmarish of franchises. Join us for the introduction of the boiler room bad guy - and the big screen debut of one mister Johnny Depp! And join us for the ultimate reminder that we are never safe - not in a sleepy suburb, not on a shady residential street, and not even in our dreams. (Meredith Borders)

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