Thursday, October 18, 2012

25th Anniversary Screenings at Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill

25th Anniversary Celebration at Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill
by Joanna Wilson

If you remember from my July post, Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill has been running a cult film classics series every third Saturday of each month for most of the year.  Click HERE to see that post again.  This Saturday, Oct. 20th, they will be screening the 1984 favorite Ghostbusters for only $5 per ticket at 9:30pm and Midnight.  Click HERE for the FB event.  Won't it be fantastic to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on the big screen?

Who ya gonna call?

What I'm also excited about is an upcoming celebration of the theater's 25th anniversary of their initial opening in 1987.  They are holding special screenings of six outstanding movies that came out in 1987.

I love Moonstruck so much!  Last year I attended several Halloween parties cotumed as Cher's character, Loretta, and my boyfriend was dressed as Nic Cage's character, Ronny.

The anniversary film series includes Dirty Dancing, The Lost Boys, Moonstruck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Spaceballs and The Untouchables.  Tickets are $5 each or you can buy a special pass to each of the six films for $19.87.  Very clever--and a bargain.

"Those aren't two pillows!"  1987's Planes, Trains & Automobiles starring funnymen Steve Martin and John Candy.

The films screenings are staggered over the week of Friday, Oct. 26th through Thursday, Nov. 1st.  The schedule from the website:

Fri., Oct. 26 - 7:10 PM
Sun., Oct. 28 - 4:15 PM
Mon., Oct. 29 - 2:00 PM
Tue., Oct. 30 - 4:15 PM

Fri., Oct. 26 - 9:30 PM
Sat., Oct. 27 - 9:30 PM
Wed., Oct. 31 - 7:10 PM

Fri., Oct. 26 - 2:00 PM
Sat., Oct. 27 - 4:15 PM
Mon., Oct. 29 - 7:10 PM

Sat., Oct. 27 - 2:00 PM
Mon., Oct. 29 - 4:15 PM
Thu., Nov. 1 - 7:10 PM

Fri., Oct. 26 - 4:15 PM
Sun., Oct. 28 - 7:10 PM
Wed., Oct. 31 - 4:15 PM

Sat., Oct. 27 - 7:10 PM
Sun., Oct. 28 - 2:00 PM
Tue., Oct. 30 - 7:10 PM
Thu., Nov. 1 - 4:15 PM

Are you as excited about this film series as I am?  I've actually seen all of these movies (except Spaceballs) on the big screen before--when they originally came out.  But I'd really like to see Moonstruck and Planes, Trains and Automobiles once again at a theater.  You just can't compare the big screen, theater experience to seeing them on TV or DVD.  Will I see you there?

Check out the links:
Plaza Cinemas general website
Plaza Cinemas Facebook Special Events Schedule
25th Anniversary on-line schedule

I just see this poster and I'm hearing the soundtrack playing in my head. What about you?

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