Alien

Alien
  • 1979
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto

Agatha Christie in outer space as a freighter lands on a mysterious planet and is ingeniously invaded by a ravenous intruder which proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller with a strong cast and ghastly special effects.

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Performance times

Abbeygate Cinema, Bury St Edmunds (0.0 miles)

Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1NE
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Thu 24 May

  • 18:00

Thu 31 May

  • 18:00

Cathedral Ruins, Coventry (0.0 miles)

1 Hill Top, Coventry, CV1 5AB
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Wed 18 Jul

£15.35–£47.25

CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City (0.0 miles)

Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6BX
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Mon 11 Jun

  • 19:45

Filmhouse, Edinburgh (0.0 miles)

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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Tue 12 Jun

Prince Charles Cinema, London WC2H (0.0 miles)

7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
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Sat 2 Jun

  • 20:45
Alien

When a spacecraft responds to a distress signal from a nearby planet, its crew unwittingly allows a pernicious alien creature on board. Ridley Scott’s celebrated sci-fi horror stars Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt and Tom Skerritt.

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Reviews & features

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22 Oct 2014

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Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder This autumn’s BFI screenings celebrate sci-fi on screen all over the UK. From October to December, its Scottish programme includes classics like Alien and The Thing, with screenings spanning the length and breadth of the…

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