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A cold, dark January evening is the perfect time to enjoy a free showing of a cult science fiction horror film as SPRINGfilm presents John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’. At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 13 come to the Wildish Theater in downtown Springfield and watch as an American research station in Antarctica is besieged by … something. After helicopter pilot R.J. Macready (Kurt Russel) witnesses a helicopter crash, biologist Blair (Wilford Brimley), performs an autopsy on a strange corpse which appears to be not of this earth. Soon something is preying upon the other members of the expedition. Reviled upon release, ‘The Thing’ has become a cult classic and now recognized as one of the best science fiction and horror movies ever made.  Masks will be required to attend this showing.

SPRINGfilm continues at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2022 with a free Valentine’s Day week showing of “Strictly Ballroom”. Masks will be required to attend this showing.

SPRINGfilm is made possible by a partnership between the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Public Library Foundation, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the Wildish Community Theater and is generously sponsored by Plank Town Brewing Company.

Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, T.K Grant and Wilford Brimley, directed by John Carpenter; 109 minutes; Rated R (1982).

All events are free and open to the public.

 What: SPRINGfilm: The Thing (1982)

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 13, 2022

Where: Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477

Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Mark Riddle, mriddle@springfield-or.gov, (541) 726-2238

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