It’s sad to say, but summer is almost over. The temperature is dropping, the sun is setting a little earlier each day, and Packers players are already sustaining year-ending injuries. Instead of mourning the season’s impending conclusion, we want to say goodbye to summer in style. On Tuesday, September 22 (the true last day of summer), Milwaukee Record will present a special screening of the 2001 cult classic comedy Wet Hot American Summer at the gorgeous Avalon Theater in Bay View.
Fresh off the release of the Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp Netflix series, and with the final hours of summer ticking away, you can join us in watching an incomparably funny film that so many fell in love with long after its bewilderingly brief theatrical run. Even if you’ve seen Gene hump a refrigerator or watched McKinley and Ben make out dozens of times before, we’re willing to bet it wasn’t on the big screen. Though you might know Alan Shemper’s comedy routine by heart and can time the sound of breaking clay pots down to the nanosecond, both surely are even sweeter in surround sound. Have you ever witnessed Andy laboriously picking up his dishes while you were sitting in the company of 199 others in a place with a full-service bar? We’re going to guess you haven’t.
If you want to see Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, David Hyde Pierce, a vegetable can-voicing H. Jon Benjamin, and more in some of their most memorable roles, come to The Avalon the night of September 22. Why don’t we say 9:30, and then make it your beeswax to be here at 9:30? We just don’t see any reason why we can’t be places on time.
Tickets for this special Milwaukee Record screening of an unforgettable cinematic summer standard are just $5 (plus $1 convenience fee). This 9:30 p.m. showing might be your last chance to see Wet Hot American Summer in a movie theater, so act fast before tickets run out.