Sunday, January 28
Onyx Downtown at the Nevada Theatre: Originally a critical and commercial failure, John Carpenter’s THE THING has since been re-appraised as one of the finest science fiction horror films ever made. An alien life form, capable of imitating living beings, infiltrates a research base in Antarctica and begins turning its occupants against each other. It’s a race against time for R.J. MacReady (Kurt Russell), a helicopter pilot and member of the research team, as he tries to discover how and why the entity has come to terrorize the facility. With its oppressive atmosphere and practical effects that continue to impress today, THE THING is a certified classic and not to be missed on the big screen.