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Hoyts Pop Culture Classics

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
WeekendNotes Chief Editor / Chief Writer / PR & Communications.
Published June 20th 2011
Revisit some classic features of 80s and 90s at Hoyts Broadway. Screening once a month on Friday nights is a new ongoing film program entitled Pop Culture Classics. Each of these special sessions are priced at $20 and included in the ticket price is a Regular Popcorn, a Regular Drink and Choc Top.

Image appears courtesy of the Hoyts website


So how about the entertainment you ask - well, kicking off the Pop Culture Classics event on June 24 is There's Something About Mary. You know, the Farrelly brothers comedy released in 1998, which for around eight months everyone couldn't stop talking about - because of that scene. Starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller - this film gets better with age.



Another classic is Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, which is screening on July 29. Released in 1990, the romance starred Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest and is regarded as one of Burton's best films. The timeless fantasy was Burton's first collaboration with Depp - they have since worked on seven films together and are currently collaborating on Dark Shadows, which will be released in 2012.



American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas is screening on August 26. The coming of age drama stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford. It is regarded as one of the greatest American films ever made by the American Film Institute. American Graffiti is also notable for an exceptional soundtrack.



Father's Day comes early on September 2, with a screening of every man's favourite flick - Point Break. The visionary 1991 action/thriller was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starred Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey.



Originally released in 1979, Alien screens just in time for Halloween on October 28. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto, Alien is widely considered the best feature of the film franchise.



The clever 1983 comedy/drama Risky Business screens on November 25. Risky Business is known for launching Tom Cruise's career and in particular for the much imitated Old Time Rock and Roll scene. The film is also known for pretty much starting the Ray-Ban Wayfarer trend in the 80s. The teen flick was directed by Paul Brickman and starred Cruise alongside Rebecca De Mornay and Joe Pantoliano.



For more information on the Pop Culture Classics film program and to purchase tickets, please see the Hoyts website located here.
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Why? Friday night movie classics
When: Ongoing film program
Where: Hoyts Broadway Cinemas
Cost: $20
Comments
I remember stumbling on to the hoyts website and reading about the pop culture classics that they offered and getting really excited about it, until I found out it wasn't available in Adelaide.

These are some great films. Very jealous of the people who get to see these classics on the big screen.
By Daniella - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 4th of October @ 03:13 pm
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