“Night Flight: Born Again”: Come celebrate our 35th anniversary this Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX!

By on June 1, 2016

This Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on 6th Street in Austin, TX, Night Flight celebrates their 35th anniversary — the first episode of the show premiered on June 5th, 1981! — with a special 10pm screening of Night Flight: Born Again, the nearly 90-minute film of memorable “Night Flight” highlights!

Our last event in April at the Alamo Drafthouse was such a huge success that it had to be moved to a larger theater, so don’t miss out! This one is also a totally FREE event, but you’ll need to reserve your seat now with a $5 food & beverage voucher!

Join us for the special big-screen tribute to the most radically fun, nostalgically cranium-bursting television program of all time. An ecstatic assault featuring some the weirdest and wildest Night Flight moments of all time! See for yourself why VH1 called us “the single greatest rock omnibus program ever aired” and Brooklyn Vegan named us “the most consistently weird and awesome thing on cable television in the ’80s.”

Featured in the collage-style documentary — an official selection of the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 — are a diverse variety of familiar names who appeared on our 80s TV show, which was broadcast on the USA Network, including newly restored segments on Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music, Kate Bush, Black Flag, The Cure, David Lynch, Night Flight’s very own Larry Hankin and much more!

Night Flight: Born Again also features popular appearances by B.B. King, Devo, Divine, Frank Zappa, Grace Jones, KISS, Lou Reed, Malcolm McLaren, Meat Loaf, Ozzy Osbourne, Wendy O. Williams, along with “New Wave Theatre“‘s Peter Ivers and special taped performances by Angry Samoans, D.I., Fear, Gun Club and Nervous Gender, along with classic video from All You Need Is Love, “Queen: Under Review 1973-1980” and much more!


Here’s more from the Alamo Drafthouse website:

“NIGHT FLIGHT—fuzzily remembered by ’80s punks who tuned in after stumbling home from shows, or, if you’re a little bit younger and had no boundaries, watched all night long at a Saturday night sleepover—represents the golden age of basic cable television. The variety program ran overnight on Fridays and Saturdays on the USA Network, and featured music videos, short films, documentaries, and animation like Bambi Meets Godzilla and Mr. Bill. And with MTV still in its infancy, Night Flight was the place to catch all the coolest punk and New Wave music videos. It was intended as “a beacon of fresh cutting-edge entertainment that was just not available anywhere on TV,” according to show creator Stuart S. Shapiro.” (AV Club)


Shows from original Night Flight original catalogue are being made available via our exclusive streaming channel Night Flight Plus, along with hundreds of feature films (we’re adding new films each week).

The goal of Night Flight Plus is to resurrect the editorial spirit of Night Flight with the same original curatorial edge they had in the ’80s for a new generation. This time around Night Flight’s special brew will be available anytime, anywhere, not just 3 A.M. in 1984.

Night Flight Plus is now streaming via its premium subscription service, currently available on Roku and Chromecast devices. (The service will be available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire in the near future.)

A subscription to Night Flight Plus runs $2.99 a month or $29.99 for the year $4.99 for a monthly premium subscription or a $39.99 for a yearly subscription/membership.


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  • Michael Davis

    Man, I couldnt make the trip from Florida on such short notice. Any chance the documentary will be made available on NF+, please? Pretty please with sugar on top?