80’s Throwback Film: Gremlins

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grand
165 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine, 04605

On Thursday, December 27th at 7 pm on the giant Coastal Eye Care screen, The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with one of the craziest, creepiest holiday movies ever- “Gremlins.” This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son Billy (Zach Galligan) an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little “Mogwai” (named Gizmo) from a Chinatown shopkeeper’s grandson, who tells him “Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight”- just before closing the deal. Like most of Joe Dante’s works, Gremlins is chock-full of significant cameo appearances: in this instance, such pop-culture icons as Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Chuck Jones, Scott Brady, Harry Carey Jr., Steven Spielberg (the film’s executive producer) and even Robby the Robot all show up briefly on screen. Can the Billy and his girlfriend Kate (80’s icon Phoebe Cates) stop the bad gremlins before it’s too late? Find out for only 80 cents a ticket! With Judge Reinhold, Corey Feldman and Polly Holliday. (1984. US 2 hrs. Directed by Joe Dante. PG-13.) Tickets for this General Admission presentation are only 80 cents a ticket in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Grand. For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow The Grand on Facebook.

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