Joey, do you like endlessly quotable and ridiculously absurd movies from 1980 that feature Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? (“Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!”) What about movies that check all of the above boxes and are directed by Milwaukee natives David and Jerry Zucker? If you answered YES to these questions, you’ll surely want to check out our screening of Airplane!, Wednesday, July 26 at the Avalon Atmospheric Theater!
Tickets to the 7 p.m. screening are $11, and are available HERE. And stop calling us Shirley.
Oh, where to begin with Airplane!? It’s both a general spoof of ’70s disaster movies and a surprisingly specific spoof of 1957’s Zero Hour! It’s written and directed by the Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams, all making their directorial debuts. It would lead to other classic Zucker/Abrahams-related joints like Top Secret!, the Naked Gun series, and, er, the Scary Movie series. It’s hands-down one of the funniest films ever made. We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger.
The screening is sponsored by our pals at Gruber Law Offices and Lakefront Brewery. Again, the fun starts at 7 p.m., and reserved-seating tickets are available HERE. And hey! You can get to the Avalon early and enjoy your choice of a pre-film cheeseburger or fish sandwich! We’ll have lasagna.
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