“GREMLINS” MAKE MERRY MAYHEM AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Nothing says Christmas like monsters, murder and mayhem — that could have been the tagline for the 1984 movie “Gremlins” — about monsters that terrorize a small town during the holidays. Now, the Alamo Drafthouse at One Loudoun is bringing the classic movie back to the big screen.

Tickets are on sale now for a showing of “Gremlins” on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Even better, ticket buyers will be given a free “Gremlins” tiki mug that comes with a free beverage (boozed or un-boozed — it’s up to you).

Image: Alamo Drafthouse

(Warning to parents who might be tempted to take little kids: “Gremlins” has some grisly scenes and was one of the movies that contributed to the creation of the PG-13 rating.)

Personal note: We’re big fans of the retro movies offered up at the Alamo. Over the years, we’ve been to such classics “WarGames,” “It Came from Beneath the Sea” and “Trainspotting.” It’s great seeing these films from decades past in a real theater instead of on a TV screen at home.