Verhoeven's 'RoboCop' Returning to US Theaters for 30th Anniversary

July 18, 2017
Source: THR


Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement. Some exciting news for sci-fi fans! Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi cult classic RoboCop is returning to theaters in September of this year to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The Alamo Drafthouse and Birth.Movies.Death are hosting a special event at the actual OCP Headquarters, where they filmed, at the City Hall in Dallas, TX. The official screening will include a Q&A with star Peter Weller, along with photo ops, food trucks, and much more. This event will also be live-streamed to other theaters around the country so everyone can catch a screening of RoboCop even if they're not in Texas. Sounds great! Bring the whole family and show ’em some wholesome, bloody, Verhoeven sci-fi.

For more info on / tickets for the Dallas event hosted by Alamo Drafthouse, head to Birth.Movies.Death.

This September we’re marking the thirtieth anniversary of ROBOCOP, Paul Verhoeven’s wild cybernetic vision of future of law enforcement, with a once-in-a-lifetime livestream event broadcast from the real OCP Headquarters shooting location, aka City Hall in Dallas, TX.

Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop was first released in theaters on July 17th, 1987. It opened #1 at the box office, earning $8 million its first weekend. The special one-time event will take place on September 10th, 2017 this fall. Verhoeven's RoboCop stars Peter Weller as Officer Alex J. Murphy, who is turned into the part-man, part-machine "RoboCop" after being killed. Set in crime-ridden Detroit, the film features extreme violence and an emotional plot about this robot man who still has feelings, despite the company that created it (OCP) claiming it is the perfect emotionless machine. All the cinemas participating around the country will have "special props included with the ticket so you can interact with the film". Don't miss this screening.

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Glorious. The Chrome Dome hitting the big screen is never a bad thing.

DAVIDPD on Jul 18, 2017


What an overrated pile of crap.

Bl00dwerK on Jul 18, 2017


Wow. Don't think I've ever heard anyone hate on this flick as harshly as that. I disagree with you whole-heartily my friend, but it's all subjective.

grimjob on Jul 19, 2017


Timeless. Give me Robocop any day over any Marvel movie.

tarek on Jul 18, 2017


Do you have to always dig on Marvel movies? Marvel wasn't even mentioned in this article, and your rants are tired Go find happiness and come back with some joy to share, for heavens sake!

Mark on Jul 18, 2017


Always? Like just only now? You sound more Mark than Twain. It wasn't a Marvel bashing. I am just saying that Robocop is a great satire that holds pretty well because it's story driven and even with its weak vfx, I'll prefer it over a Marvel movie with neat vfx, but with little intellectual satisfaction.

tarek on Jul 18, 2017


There is something Winston-classic about the ED-209, but I've always wondered how much better the movie would work if they found a way to respectfully update that scene at the end. Otherwise a darn near flawless movie.

Mark on Jul 18, 2017


I am from the country of Paul verhoeven, but the impact in the USA was bigger than overhere. We knew already he could be controversial, because his previous work overhere was already controversial...

ari smulders on Jul 18, 2017


This is how you do it. Celebrate a movie's legacy by re-releasing it into theaters so anyone who hasn't seen it can experience it on the big screen. No bullshit remakes or 3D conversion gimmicks. It's just a shame it isn't getting a wider release, I'd absolutely go if I could.

grimjob on Jul 19, 2017


No question that the original is an action classic. Too bad everything coming afterwards was crap. That was why I looked forward to the remake - maybe they would properly update the concept to present-day police militarization. And get the sequels right. Too bad the remake was as big a stinker as either so-called sequel to the original.

Freya on Jul 31, 2017

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