Domestic Release Schedule

Release Distributor Scale
July 12, 1985


Adventure Comedy Family Romance Sci-Fi
With: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bradley Gregg
1 hr 49 min
Paramount Pictures Wide

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Action Adventure Sci-Fi
With: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn
1 hr 47 min
Warner Bros. Wide


Action Crime Drama Romance Western
With: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover
2 hr 13 min
Columbia Pictures Wide
July 19, 1985

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1985 Re-release
Family Sci-Fi
With: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace
1 hr 55 min
Universal Pictures Wide

The Man with One Red Shoe

Comedy Thriller
With: Tom Hanks, Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning
1 hr 32 min
Twentieth Century Fox Wide

The Legend of Billie Jean

Action Drama
With: Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, Richard Bradford
1 hr 36 min
TriStar Pictures Wide

Day of the Dead

Horror Thriller
With: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy
1 hr 36 min


Drama Mystery
With: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates
1 hr 42 min
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Limited
July 26, 1985

National Lampoon's European Vacation

Adventure Comedy
With: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively
1 hr 35 min
Warner Bros. Wide

The Black Cauldron

Action Adventure Animation Family Fantasy
With: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan, Nigel Hawthorne
1 hr 20 min

The Heavenly Kid

Comedy Fantasy Romance
With: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, Richard Mulligan
1 hr 30 min
Orion Pictures Wide

Kiss of the Spider Woman

With: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy
2 hr
Island Alive Limited
August 2, 1985

Fright Night

Horror Thriller
With: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
1 hr 46 min
Columbia Pictures Wide

Weird Science

Comedy Romance Sci-Fi
With: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton
1 hr 34 min
Universal Pictures Wide

Follow That Bird

Adventure Comedy Family Music
With: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt
1 hr 28 min
Warner Bros. Wide


With: Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell, Michael Emil
1 hr 49 min
Island Alive Limited
August 9, 1985

Summer Rental

With: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin
1 hr 27 min
Paramount Pictures Wide

My Science Project

Action Adventure Comedy Sci-Fi
With: John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge
1 hr 34 min

Real Genius

Comedy Romance Sci-Fi
With: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton
1 hr 48 min
TriStar Pictures Wide

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Adventure Comedy Family
With: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger
1 hr 31 min
Warner Bros. Wide

Dance with a Stranger

Biography Crime Drama
With: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll
1 hr 36 min
The Samuel Goldwyn Company Limited
August 16, 1985


Adventure Comedy
With: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson
1 hr 47 min
TriStar Pictures Wide

The Return of the Living Dead

Comedy Horror Sci-Fi
With: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews
1 hr 31 min
Orion Pictures Wide

Year of the Dragon

Action Crime Drama Thriller
With: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo
2 hr 14 min
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Wide

The Bride

Fantasy Horror Romance Sci-Fi
With: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown
1 hr 58 min
Columbia Pictures Wide

American Flyers

Drama Sport
With: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul
1 hr 53 min
Warner Bros. Limited