Austin! See THE THING With Wilford Brimley LIVE!

The grandmaster of grandfatherly gruffness joins the Alamo LIVE for an archival 35mm screening at The Ritz 10/22! Here's what programmer Zack Carlson has to say about that.

Austin! See THE THING With Wilford Brimley LIVE!

A few months back, we immersed ourselves in the power and majesty of the Summer of '82, an era of impossible cinematic perfection. It was a dazzling season of barbarians and poltergeists and extraterrestrials, the latter of which came in the form of both Spielbergian friend, and - in John Carpenter's timeless horror epic The Thing - the most formidable otherworldly foe the screen would ever see.

Sure, Kurt Russell and company do their best to annihilate the shape-shifting creature, but the only human capable of equaling its rampage is none other than patronly Texan hero Wilford Brimley. And he'll be here at the Drafthouse. With us. On Monday, October 22. Regaling us with tales of the creation of ice, blood and total intergalactic darkness.

Here's the show info:

The legendary grandmaster of grandfatherly gruffness will be joining us LIVE IN PERSON to present an unforgettable screening of the ultimate '80s scifi/horror apocalypse: John Carpenter's untouchable monsterpiece The Thing. While Kurt Russell may have nabbed top billing, there's absolutely no denying that Brimley's performance here is the film's most forceful and unhinged, as a commanding military man driven to lunacy by forces beyond his comprehension. Watch him beat men half to death and sink a giant axe into everything in sight! Then, hear him talk LIVE about filming one of the greatest movies of all time in sub-human, sub-zero temperatures! Beyond that, we'll be screening Universal's finest archival 35mm print from their secret vaults. This is exactly the type of movie event that makes life worth living, and if you pass it up, Wilford Brimley will probably be compelled to drag you out to a frozen wasteland and incinerate you with a flamethrower. Just try him.

...Tickets are ON SALE NOW, so grab 'em while you can. It's the right thing to do.

Zack Carlson's photo About the Author: Zack Carlson was born in a pizza. He is a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse and writes and produces movies, some of which may come out someday. He co-wrote a book called DESTROY ALL MOVIES, but that was a whole year ago so who cares. He doesn't eat fruit or vegetables.