Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 26th at 530p for Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (followed by We ‘R’ Pee-Wee upstairs) at the Somerville Theatre. Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
When Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of a lifetime.
Note: This screening of PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE is part of the “WE ‘R’ ALL PEE-WEE” event at the Crystal Ballroom (upstairs from the Somerville Theatre). At 7pm, after the movie, we will move up to the Ballroom to enjoy the show. So there will be no dinner after the movie this week (tho drinks will certainly be available at the party!)!
What other entertainer has had the sheer cultural, aesthetic, and psychic impact of Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens 1952-2023 R.I.P.-W,)–let alone one so subversive, deranged, arty, and queer?!
Sunday November 26th, cast off your Thanksgiving torpor with your own Big Adventure, as the Somerville Theatre & Crystal Ballroom X Identical Cousins grants your wish to fly directly into the heart of the Playhouse. After a screening of Tim Burton’s revolutionary 1985 film (served with a warm-up of highlights of the TV show), float upstairs to the ballroom for a raucous celebration of the icon’s legacy.
A Super Friends-style cast includes comedy (co-hosting: Tooky Kavanaugh, Angela Sawyer), drag (Celia Smokinbutts, Luke Warm), and oodles of live music from Pee-Wee’s universe, featuring local luminaries like Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, Patriots / Bruins deejay T. J. Connelly as D.J. Conky-2000, rock gods Hilken Mancini (as Cyndi Lauper / Pee Wee Aerobics for puppets) and Thalia Zedek (brass/winds), Teenbeat Records’ Cotton Candy (’80s commercial breaks), and a Walter Sickert cameo.
Inhabit Pee-Wee’s world with an immersive bicycle photobooth, an interactive Picture Phone, cartoons fit for a King, a Burton-esque nightmare installation, a Pee-Gee-Rated Peepshow, a commemorative activity book, on-theme cocktails, and reimagined Playhouse sets and props galore. Bust out your best elevator shoes for a Tequila dance party–bonus points and a shot at a prize for wearing your favorite Pee-Wee & friends costumes.
The Word of the Day is…you’ll just have to join the party to find out!