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Fri, Mar 15 at Midnight


  • Dir. James Wong
  • USA
  • 2000
  • 98 min.
  • R
  • 35mm
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Midnight Movies

Fri, Mar 15 at Midnight: Introduction from programmer Zack Hall. Cold Brew Boba available before the film | BUY TICKETS

Death doesn’t take no for an answer. Death is coming. And Alex Browning is cursed with knowing when, how, and where the grim reaper will take his next victim to their FINAL DESTINATION. After boarding a plane to Europe with his fellow French club members, high school student Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) has a premonition of the aircraft exploding moments after takeoff, killing everyone on board. Alex panics, insisting that everyone get off the plane. In the melee that then ensues, seven people, including Alex, are forced to disembark –– saving them from a fiery death when the plane explodes just as Alex foresaw. But as, one by one, each of these seven who cheated fate meets an untimely end, Alex and his remaining friends band together to try to change destiny and outwit the untamable forces of death.​

Initially submitted as a spec script for an X-Files episode by aspiring screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick, the story came to the attention of regular X-Files writing partners James Wong and Glen Morgan — who hopped aboard to rewrite and make the film. The rest, as they say, is history. The film launched one of the most hugely successful and fun horror franchises of the 2000s and generated a renewed interest in Rube Goldberg machines.

"I myself still check for signs whenever I board a plane, and nobody wants to follow a logging truck on the highway.” —James Wong, director of FINAL DESTINATION 

“It's the ease with which the director cultivates an atmosphere of suspense that ultimately sets FINAL DESTINATION above its slasher brethren… An innovative (and unexpectedly influential) exercise in horror.” —Reel Film Reviews