Outdoor Screening: Totally Terrible 80s!
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Join us at 7pm for DJs, drinks and dancing at our outdoor screening series opening party "Nineteen Eighty-Disco." Film starts at sundown (will move indoors in case of rain).
dir. Robert Greenwald, US, 1980, digital, 93 min.
Introduction by DJ and musician Maria T.
A campy guilty pleasure, this quintessential 1980’s “disco musical” was a box-office flop and despised by critics everywhere. True, the story of a muse (Olivia Newton-John) who comes to life to inspire a young artist (Michael Beck) is loaded with sappy and sometimes silly plot developments, and director Greenwald, while possessing a talent for visuals, hasn’t an idea about narrative. But for those willing to bask in its unpretentious and curiously effective fantasy elements and musical numbers, Xanadu is a disco-thumping, roller-boogeyin’ lark. The good score helps. Gene Kelly, in his final dramatic role (if you can call it dramatic), appears as sort of a wise sage who opens a dance hall and gets to perform a dance or two. — TLA
City Tap House proudly sponsors International House Philadelphia’s Outdoor Movie Series and offers 10% off your check every Friday after 5pm all summer long. To redeem, pick up a coupon at an International House screening, or present your International House ticket stub at City Tap House.
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