Howdy. Senior Writer Jason Heller here. For the past few months, my old pal Frank Romero (co-founder of Denver Comic Con) and I have been curating and hosting Science Friction, our monthly sci-fi film series at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Denver, sponsored by The A.V. Club. Thanks to your support, tonight at 7:30 we’ll be launching Fantastique, our second monthly fantasy film series, also sponsored by The A.V. Club. And we’re kicking it off with a classic that took cinematic fantasy to fresh, majestic, Queen-soundtracked heights: Highlander.

The urban fantasy epic from 1986 stars Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery as ancient, sword-wielding Immortals fighting for survival in modern-day New York, but you already knew that, because fucking HIGHLANDER. The movie also flaunts that soaring soundtrack by Queen, which you also already knew, because HIGHfuckingLANDER.

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But did you know we’ll be screening it in glorious 35mm? Or that New York Times bestselling fantasy author Carrie Vaughn will be our guest co-host, and that she’ll be giving away signed copies of her latest novel, Low Midnight, courtesy of Tor Books? This is all true. Oh, and as if you had to ask: Cosplay is encouraged. No swordplay in the aisles, though, please.

Tickets for Highlander are available right here.

Fantastique schedule

April 2: Highlander (in 35mm)

May 7: Wizards

June 4: Time Bandits

Science Friction schedule

April 15: The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension! (in 35mm)

May 20: Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

June 17: 12 Monkeys (with La Jetée)

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