Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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"Rock 'n' Roll High School" movie airs tonight outdoors.

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click to enlarge Outdoor movies in the summertime are even better when the Ramones are involved.
  • Outdoor movies in the summertime are even better when the Ramones are involved.

Tonight, fans of musical comedy films are in luck.

Movie Club Richmond and Yesterday's Heroes Vintage are presenting a special outdoor screening of "Rock 'n' Roll High School" starring punk favorites, the Ramones.

The 1979 film directed by Allan Arkush will air on the lawn behind Yesterday's Heroes Vintage at 105 S. Addison St. (across from Lamplighter Roasting Company) beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Bring "blankets, chairs, snacks, bug repellant," leather, whatever. But Movie Club always pays for licensing, so please donate at least $5 to the cause.

Russell Dvonch, who co-wrote “Rock 'n' Roll High School” also was the original scriptwriter on the legendary Richmond-filmed debacle, "Rock 'n' Roll Hotel," which was shot at the Jefferson and featured in this Style cover by Dale Brumfeld.

Arkush also went on to direct the best acting performance of Lou Reed's career in the bizarre 1983 musical comedy, "Get Crazy." There used to be a wonderful collection of all of Reed's scenes from the film on YouTube, but it's been disabled. Sorry. It was hilarious. This was all I could find.

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