Are you ready for an 1980s starter kit? There’s a ton of key movies from the 80s available to be seen on the big screen starting next week at the Telus World of Science. Growing up in Yellowknife, I didn’t see many of these until they came out on VHS…
See the event link here.
This is the ultimate homage to the decade that embraced neon, spandex, neon-spandex, shoulder pads, big hair, hair bands and movies that came before the sequel.
Join us Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16, as we play some of the greatest films to come out of the ’80s on the giant screen!
Thursday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m.
After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Thursday, July 13, at 9:15 p.m.
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris’ trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.
Top Gun: An IMAX 3D Experience
Friday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m.
Digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience®.
Tom Cruise stars as Maverick, a talented training pilot in an elite U.S. school for fighter pilots. When he stumbles upon some MiG’s over the Persian Gulf, and his wingman panics, Maverick cleverly talks him through the situation to safety. Consequently, he is moved up in rank and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he has several conflicts with other students while trying to live up to his deceased father’s reputation. Unable to cope with the death of his best friend, and fellow pilot, Goose (Anthony Edwards), Maverick contemplates dropping out, but follows through with his dream and ultimately becomes one of the “best of the best.”
Strar Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)
Friday, July 14, at 9:15 p.m.
As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees at Starfleet Academy, another vessel from the United Federation of Planets is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space. In the process, two of Kirk’s officers are captured by Khan (Ricardo Montalban), an enemy Kirk thought he’d never see again. Once more, Kirk takes the Enterprise’s helm, where he meets Khan’s ship in an intergalactic showdown.
Saturday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m.
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Saturday, July 15, at 9:15 p.m.
Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are high school buddies starting a band. However, they are about to fail their history class, which means Ted would be sent to military school. They receive help from Rufus (George Carlin), a traveler from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus’ time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.
Karate Kid (1984)
Sunday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m.
Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: An IMAX Experience
Sunday, July 16, at 9:15 p.m.
Digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®.
Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.