Alien and Aliens Are Coming Back to Theaters!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 1:36PM
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 1:36PM
Alien and Aliens Are Coming Back to Theaters!
For all of you Alien fans who are disappointed that we may never see Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 in theaters, we're getting a hell of a consolation prize. Alien and Aliens (namely, the only two Alien films anyone cares about) are coming back to the big screen this spring!

20th Century Fox announced the news in a press release:
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On April 26th the ALIEN franchise returns to theaters across the country. In over 20 cities, including Austin, New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, participating Alamo locations as well as partner venues will showcase a double-feature presentation of ALIEN and ALIENS.
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This is, of course, a plug for the rest of the Alien franchise, such as the comic books, games, and of course, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. But until Scott proves that he can continue his winning streak from The Martian and rescue the Prometheus franchise from its mediocrity, we're content just to be excited about this double feature. It looks like it will just be coming back for one day, so make sure to be on the lookout for participating theaters and get your tickets way in advance!

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"The ALIEN franchise holds a special place not only within the universe of Fox but with movie enthusiasts across the galaxy." said Jeffrey Godsick, head of Fox's consumer products. "We noticed that fans of the ALIEN films were starting to rally around the calendar date of April 26th -- given the connection to the planet LV-426. Quite simply, it gave us the idea to do something special on this day; to officially mark the occasion alongside fans and to build excitement online, in stores and once again, in theaters."
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Fox also announced a 24-hour fan-focused social media event from its corporate sponsors, which will include an Ultimate Trivia Challenge on Twitter (see the details and official rules here), and several other Alien-related promotions, including the re-release of DC's Batman vs Alien comics, the release of an all-new Ripley collectible from Hot Toys, and new Alien digital pinball tables from Zen Studios, randomly.

For a full list of participating theaters, click here

Alien and Aliens will be back in theaters on April 26, while Alien: Covenant comes out in theaters on August 4, 2017.
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