THE WARRIORS Come Out and Play-ay This Weekend Midnights at The Tivoli
“I’ll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a Popsicle”
THE WARRIORS screens this Friday and Saturday nights (June 6th and 7th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ Midnight series.
Walter Hill stylized 1979 modern urban-fantasy adventure THE WARRIORS has overcome the test of time and is now a cult classic – and not without a good reason. This action-packed movie, set in a stylish semi-futuristic version of 70s New York, is roller-coaster ride that never slows down for a second.
“The Warriors” are a gang that has its home in Coney Island. One night, Cyrus, the leader of the biggest gang in NYC, the Bronx-based “Grammercy Riffs” invites 9 delegates of each gang in NYC to a meeting hoping to establish peace & collaboration between gangs. During the meeting at the Bronx, Cyrus is murdered, and soon everyone blames the “Warriors”. Knowing they were framed for the killing by another gang, the “Warriors” must return to Coney Island before the cops or the members of the other gangs catch them. Just like in classic odysseys, the group must endure several obstacles as the many gangs of NY are trying to kill them.
THE WARRIORS is both thrilling and exciting and while not realistic or accurate (a gang of mimes !?!…the Baseball Furies !?), the gang sub-world of the movie is the perfect setting for this now legendary tale. The acting is remarkably good, considering the young age and lack of experience of those involved in the project. While every member of the “Warriors” is important for the movie, Michael Beck as Swan and James Remar as Ajax shine in their roles. David Patrick Kelly as Luther, member of an important rival gang also has a lot of great scenes, gets the best lines (“Warriors…come out and play-ay!”), and he makes the best of them.
The Tivoli’s located at 6350 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO. Admission is a mere $8!
The Tivoli’s website can be found HERE
Here’s the Reel Late at the Tivoli Line-up for the next few weeks:
June 13-14 CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)
June 20-21 SPIRITED AWAY
June 27-28 THE GODFATHER
July 4-5 JAWS
July 11-12 MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE
July 18-19 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Stay tuned here at We Are Movie Geeks for an announcement of more midnight movies soon!