THEY LIVE – 35th Anniversary Screening!

USA | 1988 | 97 min | R

Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster


“I’m giving you a choice—either put on these glasses or start eatin’ that trash can.”

35th Anniversary Screening!

Social satire, conspiracies, subliminal messaging, Reaganomics, aliens, and arguably the greatest fight scene in cinema history. John Carpenter’s apocalyptic sci-fi thriller truly has something for everybody, and Neon Dreams is thrilled to give it the theatrical treatment it deserves.

A downtrodden drifter (Roddy Piper) arrives in L.A. and, while looking for work, stumbles upon a box of sunglasses that reveal humanity’s true identity. It’s now up to “Nada” and his new best friend Frank (Keith David) to save the world by dismantling an alien plot to destroy the Earth’s ecosystem for their own fiendish agenda.

Incorrectly labeled by some as so-bad-its-good cinema, we are here to set the record straight—this is a fully realized artistic achievement by a filmmaker at the top of his game and firing on all cylinders to deliver the exact product that he set out to make. In other words: a full-stop masterpiece. You’ll laugh. You’ll cheer. You’ll run out of bubble gum. And you’ll leave the cinema with at least 50 incredible catch phrases stuck in your head. Don’t even think about missing this essential cult film on the big screen. This IS your god. (BRENDAN ROSS)

This screening and others are made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsor Hollywood Suite.


General Admission: $16
Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $13
Individual/Family Members: FREE

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