Come out to Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse on 4/19 to help celebrate Night Flight’s return to cable TV as a short-form program on IFC on 4/20!

By on April 13, 2018

The ’80s are back and bigger than ever on IFC! The network recently partnered with Night Flight, the cult late-night series that originally aired from 1981 to 1989.

This spring, the IFC cable network is reviving “Night Flight” as a short-form program, showcasing the most memorable moments from the original Night Flight library, including iconic interviews and performances from ’80s-era all-stars.

Premiering Friday, April 20th at 1am east coast/10pm west coast (Friday night/Saturday morning), each 15-minute episode of “Night Flight” on IFC will bring back classic guest stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, Devo, AC/DC, Bad Brains, David Bowie, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, Brian Eno, Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Mark Hamill, B.B. King, KISS, Lou Reed, Billy Idol, Andy Kaufman, the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, Divine, the Residents, Chris Rock, Johnny Rotten, Wendy O. Williams & more, even Gumby!

Eighteen episodes of “Night Flight” will air this year on IFC. (Check out their Facebook page here).

Catch a sneak peek here.

To honor the return of Night Flight, IFC is hosting a 90-minute screening event on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm (EST) at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse (445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201), where they’ll be showing a collection of Night Flight’s best moments coming to IFC’s air followed by a Q&A with original Night Flight Creator and Producer Stuart S. Shapiro.

Tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse/Brooklyn event are available here.

Check out the Alamo Drafthouse/Brooklyn Facebook page here and be sure to check the Facebook event page here for up-to-date info.


From Alamo Drafthouse/Brooklyn:

“This event celebrates the return of Night Flight to cable after a 30-year hiatus with a new series of ‘capsule’ episodes on IFC, each of which takes a themed look back at the best of Night Flight.

Join us to get a first look at Night Flight’s new episodes for IFC, featuring digitally-restored content from the original tape masters in the Night Flight library. The classic footage has never looked better!

Featuring newly-restored segments from Ozzy Osborne, Kiss, Devo, David Bowie, BB King, Wendy O Williams, Divine, The Sex Pistols, Bad Brains, AC/DC, Andy Kaufman, Mark Hamill, and many more Night Flight treasures from the archive.

These late-night special episodes are an authentic tribute to what VH1 called “the single greatest rock omnibus program ever aired” and Brooklyn Vegan named “the most consistently weird and awesome thing on cable television in the ’80s.”

Be the first to see them at this special New York premiere!”

In 2016, Night Flight was reborn as Night Flight Plus, a streaming channel from the original creators of the cult USA Networks ’80s classic.

Available online, and via streaming services including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast, Night Flight Plus offers access to Night Flight episodes in their original airdate form, plus an array of provocative new selections (many from MVD) from the world of music, documentaries, animation, cult film, horror and more for just $39.99 a year.

Watch free titles on Night Flight Plus– including Devo: The Men Who Make the Music; Night of the Living Dead; Dynaman; TV Party; Gumby; Heavy Metal Parking Lot; Iggy & the Stooges’ Raw Power: Live; Atomic TV; full episodes of original ’80s-era “Night Flight” and more — right here!

Don’t forget to set your DVRs — (n.) “A device that plays and records moving images and sound on tape” — to watch “Night Flight” on IFC on 4/20!


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