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Join the ESQUIRE Theatre to celebrate the 80s with a 40th Anniversary showing of

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
(1982, Rated R)

Plenty of fun surprises in store - Grab the Aqua Net, Slide on those Vans, Add a Skinny Tie or Leg Warmers and join our 80s Costume Contest at the Friday night showing!

 

 

The most outrageous, era-defining comedy of its time, Universal Pictures’ FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH returns to theaters for its 40th Anniversary. In August 1982, more than a decade before she wrote and directed CLUELESS, filmmaker Amy Heckerling made her directorial debut alongside first-time screenwriter and future Oscar winner Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS) with this iconic, inside view of teenage American life.  The all-star cast includes future Academy Award winner Sean Penn, future Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold and Ray Walston. FAST TIMES also marked the film debut of future Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage and co-starred future Emmy winner Anthony Edwards (ER) and future Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. This hilarious portrayal of Southern California high school students and their favorite subjects— sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll—features a classic soundtrack that includes hits from The Go-Go’s, Oingo Boingo and The Cars. Four decades later, Universal Pictures’ FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH remains as bold, daring and funny as it was a generation ago. Exclusively for the 40th Anniversary, screenings will feature a Q&A with director Amy Heckerling and Paul Thomas Anderson, whose 2021 film LICORICE PIZZA was inspired by FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH.

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