annually on April 26th (since 2016)
The Alien film franchise is celebrated today. The original film in the series, Alien, was released in 1979. Ridley Scott directed it and it starred Sigourney Weaver. Sequels and prequels followed. Alien Day is organized and promoted by 20th Century Studios. It was first held in 2016, during the 30th anniversary year of the Alien sequel Aliens. Various events have been held on Alien Day. There have been Alien film screenings, fan art contests, trivia contests, and live streaming events. Comic books, video games, clothing, collectibles, novels, and other Alien-related items have been released. Alien Day is held on April 26 because one of the planetoids or moons in the Alien films is named LV-426.
How to Observe Alien Day
Some ways you could observe the day include:
- Watch Alien or one of its sequels or prequels at home, or watch them in a theater if there are any special Alien Day screenings.
- Check for any special events, contests, or releases taking place on the day.
- Join in the conversation about the day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #AlienDay.
- Read a book about the Alien film franchise such as Alien: The Archive-The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies.