Current Movie: Xanadu – May 10
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Nuts! This one didn’t reach the tipping point in time. Unfortunately, it won’t be showing.
You must be at least 21 years old to attend. Please have your ID ready at the door.
Olivia Newton John is lighting up the big screen in the undeniably odd and deliciously horrible, Xanadu on Friday, May 10 at the Egyptian Theatre (there’s also a May 9 showing with no bar for all ages).
If you had one of Zeus’s muses at your disposal to guide your way, what hallmark of achievement would you bring to pass?
If you said, “I’d build a roller rink!” then Xanadu will make perfect sense to you.
The rest of us will be scratching our heads at what largely amounts to a 90-minute Electric Light Orchestra music video starring Olivia Newton John and Gene Kelly (yep, Gene Kelly).
Don’t get me wrong: Xanadu has a killer soundtrack. But the accolades end there. It’s a movie about roller skating. Michael Beck couldn’t act his way through a Sesame Street sketch on the letter M, let alone carry a role lead (note that his other claim to fame, The Warriors, was also up for vote in our so-bad-they’re-good vote). There are several scenes of roller skating while ELO tracks play. It’s so bad.
Which is the point. It’s so awkward and awful that it’s a fun watch! It’s reached cult status. They even made a Tony-nominated satirical Broadway musical of it in 2007.
Now, I can hear all you ONJ fans sharpening your claws. Listen. It’s a bad movie. ONJ is in it, which for some is a completely redeeming quality. The rest of us are going to enjoy how awful a film this is while boogieing to the sweet disco-rock of ELO. It’s going to be a blast, and a unique evening at the movies!
Need more convincing? I’m not sure this will help:
Venue: Egyptian TheatreMore
- Beer & wine! (21+ only, please)
- Sweet disco soundtrack!
- LOTS of rollerskating!
Fine Print:You must be at least 21 years old to attend. Please have your ID ready at the door.
Xanadu will show at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:00PM. Tickets bought online are $9. Doors open at 6PM; all seating is open. If tickets remain on the night of the show, they can be purchased at the Egyptian box office for $11. When 150 tickets are purchased, payments will be collected and tickets will be issued for you to print out from this website and bring with you on the night of the screening. No admission without a ticket. If 150 tickets fail to sell, no payments will be collected, no tickets will be issued, and no movie will be screened.