On the 16th day in the month of October, in a late year of a decade that can just go ahead and end already, Milwaukee filmgoers will encounter a deadly threat to their very existence. And this terrifying enemy will surface, as such enemies often do, in the most seemingly innocent, and unlikely, of places…
Yep, we’re screening the 1986, Frank Oz-directed version of Little Shop Of Horrors at the Avalon Theater on Wednesday, October 16! Even better, it’ll be the director’s cut of the film, which features an ending that’s just a wee bit darker and amazing than the theatrical ending. If you haven’t seen it, it’s incredible. If you have seen it, see it on the big screen! Tickets are $5 and are on sale NOW.
Where to begin with Little Shop? It’s a film adaptation of an off-Broadway musical that was itself an adaptation of a 1960 Roger Corman film. It stars Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn, who comes into possession of a plant (“I was walking in the Wholesale Flower District that day…”) that will eventually devour everything—and everyone—in its path. Ellen Greene plays Audrey, just as she did in the original off-Broadway musical. Levi Stubbs provides the voice of the people-eating plant, Audrey II, which is still a special-effects wonder today. Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Candy, Jim Belushi, and Christopher Guest make appearances. Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, and Tisha Campbell act as the film’s Greek chorus. Oh, and speaking of the Greek chorus, the songs are the best.
Again, tickets to the 7 p.m. screening are $5 and they’re available NOW. The fine folks at Lakefront Brewery will be on hand to feed you some of their delicious beers. See you on October 16…right after SUPPERTIME.