John Carpenter’s They Live and Christine return to cinemas for their 35th and fortyth anniversaries


Two John Carpenter classics are returning to theatres to celebrate their 35th (They Live) and 40th (Christine) anniversaries

2023 marks the 35th anniversary of director John Carpenter’s cult classic sci-fi thriller They Live (watch it HERE) and the 40th anniversary of his awesome Stephen King adaptation Christine (watch that one HERE) – and to celebrate these anniversaries, Fathom Events will be bringing both movies back to the big screen in September! They Live is first, with its theatrical screenings set for September 3rd and 6th, then Christine follows on September 10th and 13th. Click over to Fathom Events to see if these movies are showing in your area and to purchase tickets if so.

Inspired from the 1963 short story by Ray Nelson Eight o’Clock in The Morning, They live tells how aliens are systematically taking over the Earth by posing as humans. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery — a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth.Carpenter wrote the film under the pen name Frank Armitage. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Meg Foster, Keith David, Raymond St. Jacques, George “Buck” Flower, and Peter Jason star.

Carpenter directed

Christine from a screenplay by Bill Phillips. The film is about a shy teenager who becomes more confident after buying a 58 Plymouth Fury. The car has a mind of its own, as well as a murderous past, and begins to change the young man and everyone around him in most dangerous fashion.Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton, Christine Belford, Roberts Blossom, William Ostrander, David Spielberg, Malcolm Danare, Steven Tash, Stuart Charno, Kelly Preston, and Robert Darnell star.Will you be heading out to see

They Live

and/or Christine on the big screen this September? Leave a comment to let us know. Oh well. Maybe I’ll see them at another time down the line.

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