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  • 1979
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 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

The Customs House, South Shields (0.0 miles)

Mill Dam, South Shields, England, NE33 1ES
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Wed 26 Oct

National Space Centre, Leicester (0.0 miles)

Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
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Sat 29 Oct


Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi classic.

Whitby Pavilion Complex (0.0 miles)

West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN
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Sat 19 Nov


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

Opinion: gender depiction in sci fi ahead of Teknowomen film season

11 Nov 2014

'Sex and sexual politics have often played a significant part in its mainstream manifestations'

Those of us who grew up in the 80s or 90s might reasonably have expected social friction about gender roles to be a matter for the history books by the unimaginably futuristic 21st century. Surely all that was going to be sorted out, along with world…

The best film releases and events – Oct / Nov 2014

22 Oct 2014

Including Fury, Mr Turner, Love is Strange, Ghostbusters and Frankenstein

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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