As the song goes, "The weather outside is frightful..." so KPR has decided to CANCEL tonight's Cinema a Go-Go (Friday, 1/10) screening due to a winter storm warning now in effect for much of the area. It's set to rain all day, then temps are predicted to drop below freezing around 6 p.m. After that it's ice, snow and then heavy snow tonight, with three to five inches accumulation. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we definitely don't want you trying to drive in these conditions! We will work to reschedule Cinema a Go-Go as soon as possible. Thanks for understanding!
The age of juvenile delinquents, bullet bras and hot rods lives again in a night of teenage rebellion at our next Cinema a Go-Go, Friday, January 10.
Fanning the flames of Eisenhower America’s growing paranoia, High School Confidential! is the quintessential juvenile delinquency film — celebrating the very sex-drugs-and-rock’n’roll culture it pretends to condemn. Russ Tamblyn (just off his Oscar-nominated turn in West Side Story) stars as Tony Baker, the new kid at Santa Bellow High, whose cocky attitude and ambitious weed-dealing enable him to infiltrate the gang of a local narcotics boss.
While High School Confidential! deals with the evils of the demon weed, Date Bait takes on the perils of teenage sex. Two confused teenagers are in love and want to get hitched, but their uptight parents say, "No way!'' The couple finds themselves on the sleazy side of town where they are victimized by the new bride's hoodlum ex-boyfriend, his psychotic drug-addicted brother and other people in show business.
Date Bait star Gary Clarke launched his acting career in teen and horror exploitation classics, peaking in 1958 when he appeared in Dragstrip Riot, How to Make a Monster and Missile to the Moon. He is best remembered for his role as Steve, a singing cowpuncher on TV's The Virginian.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the Liberty Hall box office.
Thank you to our event sponsor, Dr. Stephen Chronister, DDS, of Healing Smiles of Topeka.