Alamo Drafthouse Is Taking A 4K Restoration Of Assault On Precinct 13 Across The United States

Anytime that the Alamo Drafthouse brings back a cinematic masterpiece from decades past is reason to celebrate. In this case, a 4K restoration print of John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13” is enough to merit a celebration among the biggest fans of the genre and filmmaker. AGFA Theatrical Director Bret Berg had this to say about the thrilling news:

“It’s an honor to represent Carpenter’s legacy, given how much personal joy his work has created for us. When it’s something as iconic as PRECINCT 13 — akin to the heartstopping majesty of HALLOWEEN — we’re driven to get this taut masterwork in front of as many audiences as we can. Big thanks to the CKK Corporation for sheparding this new restoration.”

For those lucky enough to have an Alamo Drafthouse theater in a city near them, the tour will wind its way from certain locations in Canada to various locations in the United States. Check out the full list of screenings below:

1/11 – 1/13 – Globe Cinema / Calgary, Canada

Week of 1/20 – Gateway Film Center / Columbus, OH

Week of 1/20 – Screenland Armour / Kansas City, MO

Week of 1/20 – Majestic Theaters Tempe / Phoenix, AZ

Week of 1/20 – Music Box / Chicago, IL

Week of 1/27 – The Beacon / Seattle, WA

Week of 1/27 – Somerville Theater / Somerville, MA

Week of 1/27 – Plaza Theater / Atlanta, GA

Week of 1/27 – Charlotte Film Society / Charlotte, NC

1/22 – Digital Gym / San Diego, CA

1/26 – Crosstown Arts / Memphis, TN

Starting 1/26 – Rio Theatre / Vancouver, BC

1/27 – 1/30 – Frida Cinema / Santa Ana, CA

1/29 – 2/1 – Metro Cinema / Edmonton, Canada

Throughout Feb 2023 – Winnipeg Film Society / Winnipeg, Canada

2/3 – Charles Theater / Baltimore, MD

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse DTLA / Los Angeles, CA

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan / NYC

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse New Mission / San Francisco, CA

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse Park North / San Antonio, TX

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh / Raleigh, NC

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake / Denver, CO

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar / Austin, TX

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse Staten Island / NYC

Week of 2/3 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers / Yonkers, NY

Week of 2/3 – Mayfair Theater / Ottawa, ON

Week of 2/3 – Hollywood Theater / Portland, OR

Week of 2/3 – Cinema Arts Centre / Huntington, NY

2/6 – Nitehawk Prospect Park / NYC

2/17 – 2/18 – Late Nite Grindhouse / St. Louis, MO

2/25 – University of Wisconsin Cinematheque / Madison, WI

Week of 3/10 – Ragtag Cinema / Columbia, MO

3/17 – 3/19 – Trylon Cinema / Minneapolis, MN

Written, directed, scored, and edited by Carpenter two years prior to HALLOWEEN, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 combines the template of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with the spirit of RIO BRAVO to forge a movie like no other. The story follows a group of police offers (including the mighty Austin Stoker) and convicts as they join forces inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station. The reason? They must defend themselves against Street Thunder, a vicious gang who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct. Combining gritty action with arthouse style, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 features powerful Cinemascope compositions, a pulsing synth score, and an immersive mood that only Carpenter can deliver.

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