Whether or not you care for what Michael Bay has done - and will continue to do - with the series of live action films, all fans of Transformers can agree that the original 1986 film was pretty awesome. After all, it was the first U.S. animated feature since Bambi or Charlotte's Web where a major character dies. There's actually a good chance that the film introduced many children of the 1980's to the concept that death is absolute, and can claim anyone -- including the beloved Autobot leader Optimus Prime.
So it brings me great joy to announce that the Movie Show's Mixed Tape Film Series along with Acme Comics, is hosting this rare presentation of Transformers: The Movie at the Carousel Luxury Cinemas (1305 Battleground Ave.) on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.
This is the 1986 film that, surprisingly enough, was the final cinematic bow for writer, director Orson Welles as the voice of the planet devouring robot Unicron. You've also got Star Trek's Leanard Nimoy, The Breakfast Club's Judd Nelson, and Monty Python's Eric Idle.
As with all Mixed Tape screenings, there will be $1 beer, pizza, cookies, popcorn, and soda, but there's one thing we're going to be doing differently. Because of the new movie coming out, there's a high chance that Transformers will sell out. So instead of simply offering advanced tickets online, we're also letting fans duck the surcharges by heading over to Acme Comics on 2150 Lawndale Dr. where a limited number of advanced tickets will be available. Again, the number of advanced tickets is limited, so you might want to head over to Acme ASAP.
Acme will also have a table set up in the lobby filled with Transformers memorabilia, and before the film, I'll be presenting a special, hand-picked collection of video clips that should leave all Transformers fans cheering.