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Alamo Drafthouse Presents Guy-Centric 'Summer of 1982: The Greatest Summer of Movies... Ever'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 2, 2012 at 7:51PM

Alamo Drafthouse has programmed an uninspired three-month series of summer blockbusters celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year.
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'Conan the Barbarian'
'Conan the Barbarian'

Alamo Drafthouse has programmed an uninspired three-month series of summer blockbusters celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year. Geeky cult favorites in no need of further promotion will play the same weekends that they opened in 1982.

In fact, the series could conceivably be retitled "The Greatest Summer of Movies for Guys Now in Their Mid-40s." The sci-fi heavy film selections include "Tron," "E.T.," "Conan the Barbarian," "Rocky III," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "The Road Warrior."
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.