Too young to have seen WarGames in the theater when it was originally released? Well here’s some good news, the original 1983 film starring Mathew Broderick and Ally Sheedy is returning to over 300 theaters across the nation this July 24th. The move is in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary, and you’ll only have once chance to watch it as it’ll screen simultaneously across the country at 7:30pm (local) on July 24th. Click here to find the nearest theater to you that is participating in the event (or you can click here to browse a complete list of participating theaters). I’ve included the press release, which you can read after the jump.
The press release follows below.
Fathom and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios are proud to present WarGames back on the big screen after 25 years. Don’t miss this one-night-only event in select movie theatres nationwide on Thursday, July 24th at 7:30PM (local).
The event will include never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew on how the movie was ahead of its time and its relevance today. Additionally, only at this one night event, get a sneak peek at the making of the sequel – WarGames: The Dead Code.
Movie synopsis: Computer hacker David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and master even the most difficult computer games. But when he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department’s war computer, he initiates a confrontation of global proportions World War III! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (Tony Award® winner John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent… and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.