What is happening at the Arcata Theater Lounge this week? Are they reading my mind? Scraping my Facebook page for intel? It's like they have ESPN or something. The cornucopia of cinematic delights on the menu this week is definitely enough to part me with that emergency $20 I keep stuffed in the junk drawer. Well played, ATL.
The trilogy of awesomeness starts Friday, Sept. 21 with Mean Girls (2004) at 8 p.m. ($5). The camp is high in this whip-smart assessment of high school clique culture written by former SNL head writer Tina Fey. Should be fetch.
Next up is Ghostbusters (1984) on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. ($5). The original star-studded comedy megahit about Manhattan-based paranormal investigators introduced us to ectoplasmic slime and the towering Stay Puft Marshmallow Man — "He's a sailor, he's in New York ... if we get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble!"
But the pièce de résistance is the Charlie's Angels-esque trip through the final frontier when the ATL's Sci-Fi Night presents Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. (free w/$5 min. food or beverage purchase). The film launched the TV show that had this '70s kid pew-pewing through the subdivision (complete with rainbow armband and utility belt). The Buck stops here. And I'll be there.