Back in the ’80s, you’d go out to a nightclub and dance around to Depeche Mode on the weekend and think the morning would never come until you were ready. But naturally last call would put an end to that thought and you’d find yourself on the sofa in the apartment drinking a few gallons of water to make sure Friday night’s fun wouldn’t be Saturday afternoon’s hangover. And if were cool, you’d sit back and absorb the joy that was Night Flight. The overnight show was a mix of cool concerts, music videos overlooked by MTV, cult films and interviews. Now that experience is coming back to the cable box with IFC running the show. The show starts on Friday/Saturday night at 1 a.m. on the East Coast. Set your DVR! If you’re in the New York City area, Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse will have an event screening on April 19. Here’s a press release from Night Flight with all the details of the show and preview screening:
Night Flight Returns To Cable With New Season On IFC
Screening event on Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse
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, IFC is reviving the pop culture show 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 20 at 1 AM (Friday night/Saturday morning) each 15-minute episode of Night Flight on IFC will bring back classic guest stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, KISS, The Sex Pistols and even Gumby. 18 episodes of Night Flight will air this year.
To honor the return of Night Flight, IFC is hosting a 90-minute screening event on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00PM at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse (445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201), where they’ll be showing a collection of the series’ best moments coming to IFC’s air followed by a Q&A with original Night Flight Creator and Producer Stuart S. Shapiro.
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.
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