United Kingdom | 1979 | 117 min. | Ridley Scott

March 31, 2023

A crew investigates an SOS on a remote planet and make a scary discovery in Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic that world premiered at the 1979 Seattle International Film Festival. Director's cut.


Celebrate Alien’s return to the mothership (at the home of its world premiere) with this one-night-only double feature. All attendees will be entered to win a Film Pass to the 49th Annual Seattle International Film Festival ($525 value) as well as chances to win merch, tickets and other Festival goods. Be there to kick off this year’s Festival or suffer the wrath of a Xenomorph (we don’t make the rules).

6:30pm - Alien
9:15pm - Aliens

Tickets: $10 ($5 SIFF members) for each screening


*Advance tickets no longer available. A limited number of standby tickets will be available at the door five to ten minutes prior to the screening. Standby tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on how many seats are available.

When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a deadly life form that breeds within human hosts. Now the crew must fight to stay alive and prevent the creature from reaching Earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance, this legendary first film in the Alien saga will leave you breathless!

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Principal Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 1979
  • Running Time: 117 min.
  • Producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
  • Screenplay: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett
  • Cinematographers: Derek Vanlint
  • Editors: David Crowther, Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley
  • Music: Jerry Goldsmith