WarGames Movie Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Coming Back to Theaters

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borisdblade

Seeing Wargames in the theater would be an awsome birthday present (old enough to remember the vhs version). But the 3 major theaters in the area are trying to rake in all the money from the new batman film and walle. I'd have to drive to Minneapolis to see it. Oh well.

 

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Vegan

They made thousands of prints for one screening across the country? A single screening?

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Instinct_NYC

Yes this was a classic movie , even in repeats during the 80's and 90's, John Badham was the director most all of john badham's movies are technicaly brilliant , he directed Blue Thunder ,which in 1983 was far ahead of its time some of the concepts in that film are just now bieng adopted by the military.

Wargames  was built around the infant Tech and PC enthusiasts ,and it can be seen in some of the gear broderick has stacked around him , take note of the acoustic modem!.

 

Sneakers was another badham movie that has very realistic tech on display fans of Wargames should also go rent Sneakers. with robert redford.

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whisp

 Is the movie actually good or?

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guoruiwu1994

i didn't see the old movie, but i saw the new movie, its pretty good, but i don't get it. Is it a sequel? the computer they use against ripley is really old, its command line based, no gui. I don't see how a twenty year old computer, and beat a modern day supercomputer.

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nerdman978

as I was not born until '92, I will of course run to the theater and watch it as soon as possible (checking showtimes...) woot its on tomorrow at my local theater!

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sirphunkee

War Games is a definite must-see geek film classic.  I had the "would you like to play a game" soundbite as my windows startup sound on one of my other rigs for the longest time :)

I suggest bonus old-skool cred points for whoever can correctly identify the computer in the background of that picture from the film

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Haipyng

That is an IMSAI 8080.

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sirphunkee

Exactly!  Series 1.  And I see now that IMSAI has re-relaeased this now as the "Series 2 USB" model, which is configured to hold a standard ATX mobo...

I think I know what MY next mod job is gonna be :)

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willsmith

I just bought tickets to the Daly City Century 20 theater. I've never seen this in theaters before, and can't wait to see it.

Anyone who's in the Bay Area and wants to come is welcome!

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Talcum X

 If I still lived in Auburn I would make the drive.  But Wisconsin is a bit far just to hang for an evening, no matter what the movie is.  I havent seen it in years and wouldnt mind seeing it again for ol' time geek sake.

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Paul_Lilly

I wish I was there! Instead, I'm visiting family in West Virginia until Monday and upon looking up tickets, I just received the sad, sad news that WarGames isn't playing anywhere in the entire state. I can't recall the last time I've been this bummed.

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SpazzAttack

Do you want to play a game?

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Haipyng

A true classic! I saw it twice at the theater (yes, I am old). Maybe I will go back for the nostalgia.

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