Though James Cameron's sci-fi classic, The Terminator, came out four years before I was born, I've probably seen the film more times than I can count (its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, is a count I wouldn't even attempt).
With the original's 30th anniversary this year, the American Cinematheque Egyptian Theater in Hollywood will be holding a special screening on October 15th with none other than James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Gale Anne Hurd in attendance. The date in particular is just 11 days shy of the film's initial release of October 26th, 1984.
Cameron, Schwarzengger, and Hurd will also be answering questions following the screening (here's hoping someone has the brains and the balls to ask Cameron what he thinks about the franchise rights reverting back to him in 2019 and if he plans to do anything with them).
Here's the official press release below:
The American Cinematheque, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and SKED TK celebrate the 30th anniversary of sci-fi thriller, THE TERMINATOR, with a special screening and panel discussion on October 15, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Schwarzenegger joins writer/director James Cameron and writer/producer, Gale Anne Hurd for a conversation moderated by journalist Geoff Boucher.
In THE TERMINATOR, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the most fierce and relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! An indestructible cyborg — a Terminator (Schwarzenegger) — is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the woman whose unborn son will become humanity’s only hope in a future war against machines. This legendary sci-fi thriller, fires an arsenal of action and heart-stopping suspense that never lets up!
“The Terminator was my first baby, and I’m pleased that people still remember it enough to celebrate its birth 30 years ago,” Cameron said. “Of course I’ll be there!”
“The Terminator has tremendous sentimental value to me personally and I take great pride in knowing that fans continue to support the film 30 years later,” said Hurd.
Geoff Boucher, CEO of SKED TK and founder of the award-winning Hero Complex and former senior writer for Entertainment Weekly will moderate the Q&A panel. Boucher, through the SKED TK banner, also produces a successful screening and podcast series “HUMANS FROM EARTH” in association with Grant Moninger and Nerdist each month at The Egyptian Theatre.
Tickets for The Terminator 30th anniversary event are available at: www.fandango.com for $25; American Cinematheque members can purchase tickets beginning September 24th with general admission tickets going on sale September 25th.
Source: American Cinematheque