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In space, no one can hear you scream

Alien (1979) - Dir: Ridley Scott

Aliens (the sequel) screening Thurs 28 July - (PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD PRICES £7, £5, £3)

Ridley Scott, 1979, USA, Cert 18, 1hr 56min

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Thu 14 July // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD PRICES - £7/£5/£3

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The original film which kicked off a decades' long franchise. Space cargo-carrier the Nostromo, is sent off course to an unknown planet to investigate a distress signal. What could possibly go wrong? This taut, slow-burn, space-fi plays on our fear of the unknown and builds tension through quiet, concentrated photography and plot. Atmospheric, dark and with a killer (oops) cast. If you've never seen this classic on the big screen, you're in for a treat.

Review & trailer: "Ridley Scott's masterpiece is lethally contemporary"

See the sequel 'Aliens' at Star and Shadow 28 July