Bluto. Flounder. D-Day. Otter. Pinto. Boon. Otis Day and the Knights. Dean Wormer. Faber College. Food fights. Delta House. “Ramming Speed!” “Toga! Toga!”
National Lampoon’s “Animal House” to be re-released in select cinema venues from coast-to-coast
Universal Studios, in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events will present the nationwide revival screening of National Lampoon’s “Animal House” in select theaters on Sun., Aug. 14, with an encore presentation on Wed., Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern.
The film was directed by John Landis and was produced by Matty Simons and Ivan Reitman. It was written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller. National Lampoon’s “Animal House” features John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Bruce McGill, Tom Hulce, Peter Riegert, Stephen Furst, James Widdoes, DeWayne Jessie, Karen Allen, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Cesare Danova and a young Kevin Bacon.
A smash hit
National Lampoon’s “Animal House” became a smash hit when it was released to cinemas in July 1978. Because of the film’s popular demand from audiences and cinema exhibitors across the nation, Universal re-released the film one year later (according to IMDB).
According to an advertisement in The News-Post archival database at Hood College, the film was shown in the Frederick area at the now-defunct Frederick Drive-In theater on Jefferson Pike in 1979. The drive-in was a sister outdoor cinema venue to Holiday Cinemas at the time.
The venue was in operation from 1951-1982, according to the database site “Drive-In Theaters of the Mid-Atlantic.”
Why you should see National Lampoon’s “Animal House” on the big screen
38 years after it was released in theaters, National Lampoon’s “Animal House” is still hilarious with today’s modern audiences. It is the perfect rib-tickling comedy farce to see before heading back to college, by watching the Delta fraternity outwit Dean Wormer and the Omega fraternity. You will not be disappointed!
Matinee Alert: The revival screening of National Lampoon’s “Animal House” (1978) will not be shown in the Frederick area
Yet again, the Frederick area will miss out the revival screening of National Lampoon’s “Animal House” (according to Fathom Events’ list of cinema venues that will be participating in the event).
Sun., Aug. 14, and Wed., Aug. 17 (Encore Presentation) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Nearby Cinema Venues (in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore region):
Cinemark 24 Egyptian (Arundel Mills Mall)
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, C-1
Hanover, MD 21076
20000 Century Blvd,,
Germantown, MD 20874
701 7th St NW,
Washington, DC 20001
4110 West Ox Road,
Fairfax, VA 22033