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The Thing (1982) (18)

The Thing (1982)

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Friday 28 Sep 201821:30 Book Now (+ Intro)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 49m


With a short intro from Dr Darren Elliot Smith

Following on from our first monthly-special ‘late-night’ retro film screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in August.  We now bring you… THE THING.


Over the years, star Kurt Russell and Master of Horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York and Elvis to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list!

A research team based out in the snowy wilds of Antarctica find themselves besieged by a terrifying shape-shifting creature which has found its way into their base. When it becomes clear that the creature can take the form of any organism it so chooses, the tension within the team reaches breaking point, and any one of them could be… The Thing.


This very special screening will have a short introduction from Dr Darren Elliot Smith (who you may have seen introduce the very divisive Hereditary back in July).

More: Explore Horror films further and sign up for our exclusive…
‘Celluloid Chills: Short Course on Horror’


Join Dr Darren Elliott Smith at The Odyssey for a cinematic quest into the horror genre.


Spanning three film screenings and 3 x 1 hour courses throughout September and October.


Course includes entrance to the screenings and all three course dates.

All for the single price of £50* (£45 for ABL Members)


Screening dates:

The Thing (1982) – Friday 28th September 9.30pm

Carrie (1976) – Wednesday 31st October 8.00pm

Night of the Demon (1957) – Sunday 11th November 5.00pm


Course dates - Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm

held in the front tier of the downstairs seating area of the screen.

26th September, 10th October & 24th October


Limited availability so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Over 18s only.


Email Anna@odysseypictures.co.uk to book your place on the course.


*Please note this includes your tickets for all 3 film screenings as well as the course

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