“Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” at the Crest Theatre
This Saturday night, the 2012 Trash Film Orgy season will close with a showing of Roger Corman’s "Rock ‘N’ Roll High School," the end of a six-week series of the finest trash cinema seen on the screen of the beautiful Crest Theatre.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 11:00 PM! Admission $10 ($1 off for those in awesome costumes), 18+ only. At the Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento.
"Rock ‘N’ Roll High School," released in 1979, stars PJ Soles, Vince Van Patten, Clint Howard, Mary Woronov, and The Ramones. PJ Soles stars as Riff Randall, biggest Ramones fan at Vince Lombardi High. The soundtrack is a veritable who’s who of late 1970s rock, most prominently featuring The Ramones, legendary three-chord wonders and object of Riff Randall’s obsession. Roger Corman, better known for drive-in horror and action films, originally intended to make a film called "Disco High" until a pair of young writers told him that teenagers didn’t go to discos–they loved rock and roll. This last-minute switch set the stage for a classic exercise in cinema insanity! Filmed in Los Angeles, far from the Ramones’ home base of New York City, LA punk fixtures Darby Crash and Lorna Doom (both members of The Germs) were extras in the film.
In addition to the film, the TRASH FILM ORGY always includes copious bonus features, including the wildly interactive Trash Action Sideshow in the lobby, beer and wine in the Crest Lounge for those 21+, and this week, a live performance by Sacramento’s own three-chord punk legends The Secretions! Doors open at 11 PM and the film starts at midnight!
For more information about the Trash Film Orgy, visit their website, which features information about other TFO Productions events, and their independent film company–makers of "Monster from Bikini Beach," "Planet of the Vampire Women," and the forthcoming "Badass Monster Killer"!
Disclosure: William Burg will DJ in the theater before the film begins, playing songs by Sacramento rock & roll bands past and present.