Film and TV

Summer of 1982: 10 Films We Wish Would Play On the Big Screen

What were you watching 30 years ago? If you have no recollection what was showing on the silver screen that is just fine because the Alamo Drafthouse has done your research for you. For the entire summer, Alamo has been screening some of the best films from 1982. For those of us who remember the summer of 1982, sorry to remind you that you are old.

On Friday, June 8 the Alamo at West Oaks and Mason Park will honor the year with the celebrated aliens-are-good film, E.T. The "Summer of 1982" festival features 20 films in total ranging from "holy crap that's awesome" to "I've never heard of that movie in my life." For the most part, the line up of films is stellar, with a few choice children's picks such as The Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn and The Secret of Nimh, all of which scared the crap out of me as a child.

Surprisingly enough, there were a lot of really good movies released in 1982. While Alamo's list is fairly comprehensive, we found a few that we wish they had included. Let us know which one's you would like to see.

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Abby Koenig
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