Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating the “Summer of 1983,” a sequel to last year’s extremely popular film series marking the 30th anniversary of the greatest Hollywood blockbusters of the 1980s. Last year the Alamo honored 1982. And while that was indeed the greatest summer of movies ever, it turns out a slew of celebrated popcorn classics were released in the summer 1983 as well. Here’s a look at a few of those beloved flicks that the Alamo will be featuring for their ”Summer of 1983″ series:
- Return of the Jedi
- Trading Places
- The Killing of Satan
- Risky Business
- The Deadly Spawn
- National Lampoon’s Vacation
- and Jaws in 3-D!
Check out the ”Summer of 1983″ trailer:
The crown jewel of Summer ’83 was Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. The Alamo will be one of only two places this summer where the original trilogy classic can be seen on the big screen again, the first time since 1997.
The Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane will host the film’s theatrical return for its actual 30th anniversary on Saturday, May 25, along with an all-day, galactic-sized celebration with food and Star Wars-related activities throughout the day, including a costume contest. Tickets for Return of the Jedi are on sale NOW.
Tickets for all other films will go on sale two weeks before each screening date. Visit the “Summer of 1983″ website for film schedules and to purchase tickets.