Summer Movies

The Summer movie season is upon us. Apparently, it really began this past weekend when The Avengers pulled in $200 million! I’m going to be seeing it on Wednesday. But there are so many other great summer movies lined up this year too: The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman, Prometheus, etc. But arguably, you have to look back to 1982 to find the best year of summer movies ever! Consider this slate:

Yep, all of these movies were released in the summer of 1982. Sure, they’re not all winners, but in my mind just releasing Wrath of Khan, E.T. and The Thing in the same summer is amazing. 

I bring this up because The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is running a summer-long series to remember these films from 30 years ago. And I really wish Alamo would open a theater in the Twin Cities area. 

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