This month marks the 2nd anniversary of Cult Classics bringing you the most awesome in cult favorites. I had the pleasure of going for the first time to a Cult Classics event a few months ago when they screened The Shinning and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Usually, when you come across underrated and under ground movies it’s on your TV screen. Cult Classics brings the theater experience to those movies. To celebrate their second anniversary they are screening Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
I’ve only been in Arizona a few years now, but I always find it interesting when I learn that movies were shot locally. After I found out that Eight Legged Freaks was filmed in a local mall I had to check out the mall (bad idea). And now through the promotion of Cult Classics I found out that Bill & Ted was filmed in quite a few places in the area, so now I have to buy a ticket so I can look for all the familiar landmarks.
Read the full press release below.
On August 17th, Cult Classics celebrates its 2nd anniversary of producing premier repertory film events in the Valley, and its one year residency of monthly events at Pollack Tempe Cinemas in Tempe, AZ. To honor these milestones, they are screening the locally filmed cult classic, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure!”“Bill & Ted” – the time-travelling comedy that launched Keanu Reeves’ film career and also stars George Carlin and Alex Winter, was shot in and around Tempe in 1988. This year marks the 25th anniversary of filming at local landmarks like Mesa Golfland Sunsplash, Metrocenter Mall, AMF Tempe Village Lanes, Coronado High School in Scottsdale, and the iconic Circle K store on Southern and Hardy in Tempe. Many of these iconic locations are joining in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the filming by providing tickets and prizes at Cult Classics’ event.“We wanted to do something really special for our anniversary, and “Bill & Ted” is the perfect choice with its local flavor,” says Cult Classics event coordinator, Alison Brandt. “Our Facebook page is abuzz with people reminiscing about being an extra in the film, or knowing someone else who was. It’s got people talking.”Victor Moreno founded Cult Classics in 2011, as a showcase for cult films and nostalgic classics. Starting out at small venues in Mesa and Tempe, Cult Classics gained momentum when it moved to the 400-seat Theater 1 in Pollack Tempe Cinemas in August of 2012.Moreno is proud of what Cult Classics has become; “Our events are more than screenings. People come for the entire Cult Classics experience. We love interacting with the community and giving everyone the chance to see their favorites on the big screen again.”For this anniversary bash, Cult Classics will be raffling off more prizes than ever before. All guests receive raffle tickets included with their paid admission.Raffle prizes include:• 4 pack of waterpark passes courtesy of Mesa Golfland Sunplash• Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure on Blu-Ray courtesy of Zia Records• Zia Records gift cards and shirts courtesy of Zia Records• Bill & Ted swag including shirts, action figures, and more courtesy of Billandted.orgAs a bonus, ALL attendees will receive a coupon for a FREE Polar Pop courtesy of Circle K Arizona!As with all Cult Classics events, costumes are highly encouraged, so come dressed in 80’s style or as your favorite historical figure.Admission to the event is $11 and there is a variety of VIP options including custom art prints and shirts designed by Victor Moreno. Options are described in detail on the Cult Classics’ web site at CultClassicsAZ.com – Tickets are available right now at http://billandted.brownpapertickets.com/ and all valley Zia Records stores.“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” presented by Cult Classics and Zia Records screens on Saturday, August 17th at 9:30 pm, at Pollack Tempe Cinemas, 1825 East Elliot Road, Tempe, AZ, 85284.TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: http://theprincessbrides.brownpapertickets.com/RSVP ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/508316112564744/FOR ANY MORE QUESTIONS/INQUIRIES:Contact Victor Moreno at [email protected]Contact Alison Brandt at [email protected]