30 years after its release, Aliens is coming back to the big screen in Brisbane.
The sci-fi classic will screen at Palace Barracks for one night only.
The event is being presented by local feminist collective Hot Chicks With Big Brains, who say they chose to show the sequel instead of the original because it’s “more badass”.
We’re not so sure about that, but there’s no denying it’s a great flick — and that Sigourney Weaver is absolutely amazing in it.
She was actually nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Ellen Ripley, which seems impossible in today’s action-movie-averse awards landscape (Charlize Theron couldn’t score a nomination for Fury Road, for instance).
The film has experienced something of a resurgence for its 30th anniversary, with Reebok releasing limited-edition replicas of Ripley’s shoes, and the cast reuniting with director James Cameron for a retrospective panel at Comic-Con, so the time certainly seems right to revisit Aliens on the big screen.
The screening will be held at Palace Barracks this Wednesday 3 August from 7pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, and everyone is welcome. Tickets are on sale at eventbrite.com.au, and people who pre-book will go into the draw to win a $200 voucher at Blackbird Bar & Restaurant Brisbane.
After the screening, head to the new StreetSide Bar on Caxton Street, where they’ll be serving an original cocktail created just for this occasion. Of course, it’s called ‘The Sigourney’.