Spreading the word: Alien at US theaters!



(If you are in my neck of the woods for this event, the popcorn and soft drinks are on me!)


The 40th Year Anniversary excitement over ALIEN (1979) is far from over! Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Fathom Events are helping continue the fun by bringing the movie to certain cinemas in the US in October.

Click the following graphic and you will see that 2019 is a big year for TCM as it brings many classic movies to cinemas around the country, including The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, To Kill A Mockingbird, True Grit, and Ben-Hur, among others.


But since this is an ALIEN-related website, I’ll bring the focus back to:


As a gesture of respect and appreciation to those whose work on ALIEN (1979) resulted in this enduring story that still moves us today, and to encourage attendance by fans who have never seen the film on the big screen, I am posting information about the four 40th anniversary screenings of the film here in my “backyard”…

If you live in the Baton Rouge metro area, you can see the movie here:

Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019. 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019. 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019. 7:00 p.m.

Click the graphic to buy Advance Tickets to these showtimes.


Cinemark is not the only theater chain that will be showing the movie in Louisiana. Click the graphic to find your theater by ZIP codes.



There are 11 theaters showing ALIEN within 200 miles of Baton Rouge, including Cinemark, Regal, and AMC. Not too shabby for the Deep South!

When I first saw ALIEN in 1979, it was in Lake Charles at the Charles Cinema; alas, that theater did not keep up with the technology and has long since gone out of business.


If you don’t live within 200 miles of Baton Rouge, visit the Fathom Events website and enter your ZIP code to find a theater near you.

Join in the excitement! See Ripley, The Big Chap, Lambert, Parker, Ash, Dallas, Brett, the chestburster, Kane, the facehugger, the derelict pilot, Mother, and yes… the Nostromo! …all on the big screen!


I regret that his information is helpful only to those in the US. The movie has been screened across the world at different times, so if you’re outside the US, you may have already had the chance to see it. I certainly hope so!


P.S. Have a guess at the significance of the order in which I named the characters above?






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