Grab your fedora, folks. We’re going on an adventure. You’ve got one weekend to see two of the most outrageous movie escapades of the ’80s: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. But wait, that’s not all. We’re bringing back The Great ‘80s Trivia Dinner, and as a bonus, we’re also screening a documentary about the superest of super fans. Read on to plan your adventure.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, July 15-17
In Indiana Jones’ first movie, he fights Nazis, outruns a rolling boulder and rescues the biblical Ark of the Covenant. But he’s still afraid of snakes. Action/Adventure, 1981, 115 min., PG.
Big Trouble in Little China, July 15-17
Kurt Russell’s macho truck driver stumbles into a centuries-old feud involving a sorcerer, a 3,000-year-old warlord and a gang of kung-fu warriors. Action/Adventure, 1986, 99 min., PG-13.
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, 10 p.m. July 15
Think you’re the biggest Indiana Jones fan in the world? Think again. Three kids spent seven years in the ’80s recreating their favorite movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, shot for shot. Thirty years later, they come back together to finish the one scene they were missing – the famous airplane boxing scene. Only $5 if you pair it with Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday night. Regular ticket prices otherwise. Documentary, 106 min., NR.
The Great ’80s Trivia Dinner, 5:30 p.m. July 16
$28 ($21, RFC members)
Includes ticket to Raiders of the Lost Ark at 7:30
Pop quiz. What former spy plays Indiana Jones’ father in the The Last Crusade? What kind of car takes Michael J. Fox back to the future? What do Goonies never say? If you know the answers, you just may be an ’80s adventure expert. Test your knowledge at our trivia dinner. Ticket includes a brain-fueling dinner, four rounds of ’80s movie trivia, costume contest, photo booth and admittance to 7:30 p.m. Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Saturday, July 16