Summer of 1982

POLTERGEIST

Director Tobe Hooper
Year 1982
Starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke and Craig T. Nelson
Rating PG
Run Time 104min
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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POLTERGEIST: co-hosted by Aint It Cool News

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.

This creative collision between Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Tobe Hooper is the real estate horror film of all time. Starring Craig T. Nelson as a patriarch of a haunted household and featuring some of the creepiest supporting characters of the '80s (wee blondie Heather O'Rourke as Carol Anne, the incredible Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina Barrons), POLTERGEIST is The Great Ghost Story for this and all future generations, hitching up the Indian burial ground angle with a more current medium – the spectral jerks come through the TV! The film that made us all afraid to watch the tube will give you bumps on your arms and static on your set. Make sure to unplug your TV and dig all the corpses out of your back yard before you come to this show!! (Zack Carlson)

“A mother's loving smile. Looking down at the top of your father's head as he carries you on his shoulders. Seeing the mound of presents waiting for you Christmas Morning. These are all typical first memories of normal, well-adjusted people. Want to know what my first memory is? Coffins pushing themselves up out of the earth, leathery skeletons exposed, as Craig T. Nelson looks on screaming in abject terror. Poltergeist made its mark on me when I was but 3 years old and I've been obsessed/in-love/creeped-out by it ever since. Short psychics, vagina closet portals to the other side, pot-smoking parents, face-ripping geeks, killer trees, an amazing Jerry Goldsmith score and the scariest combination of horrors ever committed to celluloid… a clown doll. This movie has it all!” (Eric Vespe, AINT IT COOL NEWS)

Tickets on sale Friday May 18th.

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