Sigourney Weaver to Celebrate 'Alien Day' at Alamo Drafthouse in NYC
While it may be true that in space no one can hear you scream, they will be heard loud and clear on April 26, 2016 as Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo join in on 20th Century Fox's nationwide celebration of LV-426 / ALIEN DAY / 4.26.16 - a date paying tribute, of course to the desolate LV-426 featured in both films.
Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo are pleased to announce that star Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winner Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley herself - will be on hand for a screening of ALIENS at New York City's Town Hall. This screening will be a unique event, featuring a host of Xenomorph mayhem, including a custom video pre-shows and a for-sale Mondo ALIEN T-shirt designed exclusively by Jay Shaw.
This ALIEN-centric event - the first of a series of events -- will be the unofficial kick-off to Alamo Drafthouse's foothold in NYC, as a new flagship theater is slated to open in historic Downtown Brooklyn in Summer 2016. This theater will be overseen by Brooklyn Creative Manager Cristina Cacioppo, currently of the Drafthouse's Yonkers outpost. Currently in its final phase of construction, the flagship theater, located at 445 Gold Street -- at the intersection of Fulton and Flatbush Avenues -- will be a movie-lover's paradise featuring seven screens celebrating all forms of cinema.
"This event is the perfect way for us to introduce the Alamo to New York City," says Cacioppo. "A movie that embodies the thrill of the cinematic experience, plus the incredible Sigourney Weaver, and the opportunity to get a Mondo tee all make for a dream of a program."
Mondo, the acclaimed collectible art boutique, created an exclusive, limited run T-shirt that pays tribute, of course, to the inimitable Ellen Louise Ripley. The shirt will only be available on April 26th - and after that, they're gone.
Photo by Walter McBride