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‘Alien’ and ‘Aliens’ back-to-back at the North Park

It’s an age-old cinephile debate: “Alien” or “Aliens”? Is the better film Ridley Scott’s fearsome sci-fi original or James Cameron’s full-throttle, combat-heavy sequel? (No one chooses “Alien 3” or “Alien: Resurrection.” No one.)

Choose for yourself — or call it a tie — when the North Park Theatre (1428 Hertel Ave.) presents an “Alien Day Double Feature” on April. 26. It all starts with 1979’s “Alien” at 7 p.m., followed by 1986’s “Aliens.”

The date has not been chosen at random. LV426 — or April 26 — is the moon where the ship Nostromo first encounters the eggs that … well, will cause quite a ruckus.

This partnership with the Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse will feature exclusive shirts commissioned by the Drafthouse’s MONDO offshoot, as well as collectibles.

But what makes the night a must is the opportunity to see on the big screen the first two chapters in the saga of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Whichever face-hugging flick you prefer, there is no debate when it comes to Ripley’s iconic status.

Tickets are $15 for both films or $9.50 for a single feature. Visit www.northparktheatre.org for tickets or more info.

 

 

 

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