>> Friday, February 22, 2008
This is a warning!!! Residents of the Chicago metropolitan area are advised to lock their liquor cabinets for the duration of the weekend, because the anarchic alkies of Faber College are headed your way!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), the Hollywood Boulevard Cinema in Woodridge, IL will feature several screenings of the soused cinema classic tonight through Sunday. To make the screenings truly special, six members of the original cast will be in attendance--the eternally gorgeous Karen Allen (Katy), Peter Riegert (Boon), Stephen Furst (Flounder), Mark Metcalf (Niedermeyer), Martha Smith (Babs), and DeWayne Jessie (Otis Day). The cast members will begin signing autographs one hour before each show, and they will participate in an onstage Q&A with each screening. DeWayne Jessie will also perform "Shout!" in his Otis Day persona before each show. It's too bad it's too cold to wear a toga.
An interview with the cast appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times today. You can read it online here.
Showtimes are as follows:
Friday 2/22 -- 7:00 and 9:30pm
Saturday 2/23 -- 4:00, 7:00, and 9:30pm (The 7pm show is already sold out)
Sunday 2/24 -- 4:00 and 7:00pm
Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.atriptothemovies.com or by phone at (630) 427-1880. Tickets are $8, plus a $2 online service charge. I have my ticket for the 4pm Saturday show. I'll be the guy chattin' up Karen Allen. See ya there!