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Pick flicks for Beach Theatre's '80s film fest




Film fans in Tampa Bay, great news: The Beach Theatre on St. Pete Beach is planning a '80s weekend for late September. Owner Mike France says he's bringing back '80s ticket prices ($3 admission) and plans to run '80s music videos between show.

I'm sooo there.

But here's the best part: He wants the Stuck in the '80s crowd to help pick the movies he'll play. Awesome. Totally awesome. Way to go, Hamilton.

One caveat: Beach won't show the same '80s flicks it showed over the summer. That includes Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Flash Gordon and E.T.

But there will be two John Hughes flicks. So pick which ones you want: Breakfast Club (seems a natural pick), Pretty in Pink (great for the music alone), Sixteen Candles (the funniest of the bunch), Weird Science maybe?

Also, pick one Sylvester Stallone flick: Rambo II or Rocky III? (I pity the fool who doesn't pick Rocky III, if only for the Thunderlips scene, and Apollo going "There is no tomorrow! There is no tomorrow!")

And it wouldn't be a film fest without a little gore, so consider Terminator, Predator and Aliens ("Game over, man!") among your options.

Personally, I think there needs to be a cult classic in the mix as well. How about Repo Man, Better Off Dead or even (dare I saw) Buckaroo Bonzai?

Leave a comment with your picks. I'll be back here with the final picks and dates.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:50pm]


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