Put down your remote control. Throw out your TV Guide. Put away your jacket. There’s no need to go outside. Well, there is a need to go outside on Wednesday, April 4. Yes, that’s the night we’re teaching poodles how to fly screening the classic 1989 “Weird Al” Yankovic film UHF at Milwaukee’s Avalon Theater. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased hereMilwaukee Record, Avalon Theater, and UHF: It’s the reason movies were invented.

A film that originally tested well with audiences but flopped upon release (it was up against little flicks like Batman, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, and Ghostbusters II), UHF has since gone on to become a bona fide cult classic. And now you’ll be able to experience its zany brilliance on the big screen: Watch as George Newman (Yankovic) struggles to save a fly-by-night UHF station! Thrill as janitor Stanley Spadowski (Michael Richards) takes the world by storm with his firehose-happy Stanley Spadowski’s Clubhouse! Jeer as diabolical Channel 8 owner R.J. Fletcher (Kevin McCarthy) schemes to put George and friends out of business! Recite every single word of the Gandhi II, Conan The Librarian, and Spatula City commercials! And, immediately following the movie, stop by The Vanguard for an Al-themed DJ spin and more tasty surprises! Hope you enJOY it!

And because sometimes you gotta grab life by the lips and YANK as hard as you can, there’s more. The screening will serve as the kickoff to “Weird Al Week” at Milwaukee Record. Buckle up for some fresh, funny, and weird content every day on the site, all leading up to Al’s two “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” shows at the Pabst Theater April 9 and 10.

So, to sum up: We’re screening UHF at the Avalon on Wednesday, April 4. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased here. There’s an after party at The Vanguard. Be there!

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Matt Wild
Co-Founder and Editor

In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.