These days, reboots are all the rage. However, about 30 years ago—long before any and every existing piece of intellectual property with even an ounce of nostalgia behind it would be revived, repackaged, and remade—filmmakers gave the world an updated film adaptation no one asked for, but somehow managed to be even better than its original source material. We are, of course, talking about the 1994 feature film The Little Rascals, which we’re screening at Avalon Theater on Wednesday, February 22. Tickets are available NOW!

This mid-’90s take on Hal Roach’s classic Our Gang film series (a.k.a. The Little Rascals in television rebroadcasts) finds Spanky and the rest of the “He-Man Woman Hater’s Club” suddenly at odds with their pal Alfalfa when the latter takes an interest in a girl named Darla. Over the course of the film’s 82-minute runtime, viewers encounter a clubhouse fire, a soap box derby race, and a wealth of gags and goofs from a talented cast of child actors. The kid-friendly flick also features cameos from the likes of Mel Brooks, Lea Thompson, Daryl Hannah, Reba McEntire, Whoopi Goldberg, and (ugh) someone else you’re going to recognize.

This extra special screening in Avalon’s spacious Atmospheric Theater will begin at 7 p.m. It’ll be presented with the support of our friends at Lakefront Brewery and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Tickets are $11 (hey, hey, hey, hey!) and they’re available NOW.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.