Directed by John Carpenter (USA, 1983, 110 min.). 35mm.

Based on a Stephen King novel, directed by John Carpenter, and starring a cherry-red 1958 Plymouth Fury from hell—what more can we ask of a camp horror flick? How about Harry Dean Stanton as a laid-back detective in a slick blue suit?

A lonely nerd named Arnie gets a confidence boost after he buys and lovingly restores an antique car, affectionately named “Christine.” Soon Arnie is cruising around town with the hottest girl in school—and taking revenge on the bullies who tormented him. As Arnie’s behavior spins out of control, it’s up to his jock best friend, his dim but beautiful girlfriend, and one cool detective (Stanton) to save Arnie from Christine’s demonic spell.

In the month of December, bring a ticket stub from any December MFA film to the Coolidge Corner Theater for a $3 discount on regularly priced feature films, subject to availability.

Also screening on December 30. See all showtimes

Watch the trailer


Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.

University Members and Pozen Community College Access Program student participants can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.