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, May 18. Yes, that’s the night we’re teaching poodles how to fly screening the classic 1989 “Weird Al” Yankovic film UHF at Avalon Theater. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Reserved-seating tickets are $11. Get them HERE.
Does all this sound familiar? It should, because this will be the third time we’ve brought UHF to the Avalon. Like those previous times, the May 18 screening will be in honor of a Weird Al concert in Milwaukee—this one at the Marcus Performing Arts Center on May 24. Oh, and UHF will also serve as the kickoff to “Weird Al Week (In 3-D)” on Milwaukee Record. (Get it? Like the album!) Expect oodles of Al-related content/nonsense every day from May 18-25. (Find our previous “Weird Al Week” stuff HERE.) It’s like a wise man once said: sometimes you gotta grab life by the lips and YANK as hard as you can.
Previous UHF screenings have sold out, so get those tickets NOW. As always, our pals at Lakefront Brewery and Educators Credit Union will be sponsoring the flick, and Lakefront will be sponsoring “Weird Al Week (In 3-D).” We can’t wait! Be there!
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 (again). 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! Hope you enJOY it!
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