Avon Theatre presents a cult classics screening of Airplane!

The Avon Theatre presents a cult classics screening of Airplane! (1980) on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 8:30 p.m., at Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford.

For tickets visit www.avontheatre.org

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members: $7, Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12.

ABOUT THE FILM:

This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on ridiculous sight gags, groan-inducing dialogue, and deadpan acting — a comedy style that would be imitated for the next 20 years. AIRPLANE! pulls out all the clichés as alcoholic pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays), who’s developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, boards a jumbo jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend (Julie Hagerty). Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane, with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller (Lloyd Bridges) and Striker’s vengeful former captain, who must both talk him down. Along the way, we meet a clutch of stock disaster movie passengers like the guitar-strumming nun, a sick little girl, a frightened old lady, and two African-American travelers whose “jive” has to be subtitled. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Rated PG | In English | 88 minutes

ABOUT THE AVON:

The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases, The Avon brings you one-of-a-kind special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.

Avon Theatre Film Center , 272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901

Box Office: 203-967-3660; Business Office: 203-661-0321

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