ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979, Cert 18)
Stow Film Lounge is absolutely delighted to be working with the Wild Card Brewery to bring you our award-winning pop-up cinema in another exciting venue. Our screenings continue with this quite breathtaking follow up to the original Alien.
After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.
Big-budget special effects, swiftly paced action, and a distinct feminist subtext from writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been a by-the-numbers sci-fi sequel into both a blockbuster and a seven-time Oscar nominee. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley, the last surviving crew member of a corporate spaceship destroyed after an attack by a vicious, virtually unbeatable alien life form. Adrift in space for half a century, Ripley grapples with depression until she’s informed by her company’s representative, Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) that the planet where her crew discovered the alien has since been settled by colonists. Contact with the colony has suddenly been lost, and a detachment of colonial marines is being sent to investigate. Invited along as an advisor, Ripley predicts disaster, and sure enough, the aliens have infested the colony, leaving a sole survivor, the young girl Newt (Carrie Henn). With the soldiers picked off one by one, a final all-female showdown brews between the alien queen and Ripley, who’s become a surrogate mother to Newt.
The Wild Card bar and pizza ovens will be open as usual. We will be serving freshly made popcorn, hotdogs and ice-creams.
7.15pm, Film 8.00pm, Close 11.00pm
Online ticket: £9/£7 conc (senior citizens, unwaged, students) + booking fee.
Door: £9/£7 conc