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The Thing (1982)

1hr 49mins
Directed by
John Carpenter
Kurt Russell,
Keith David,
Wilford Brimley

Director John Carpenter broke frozen ground with this milestone in special effects and gore, setting the bar for many horror remakes to come.

When an alien being begins killing off and assuming the identities of Antarctic scientists, it's up to rough and rugged R.J. MacReady (Kurt Russell) to battle the creature as well as his paranoid colleagues. Featuring mind-boggling practical special effects from Rob Bottin, and tension that can only be cut with a flame-thrower, The Thing is best viewed on the big screen with a crowd. Who knows, that stranger sitting next to you in the dark may not be who they seem…

In a nod to both the Coolidge's long track record of showcasing innovative, boundary-pushing works of film art as well as the start of construction on our expanded space, the theme of this year’s Big Screen Classics series will be Groundbreaking Films! We look forward to sharing more information about our expansion project throughout the year and hope you will join us for one or more of this year's Big Screen Classics the way they were meant to be seen -- on the big screen!

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