We’re not prone to hyperbole, but once in a while a once in a lifetime event happens.
Ahead of the permanent closure of Circle K at Southern Avenue and Hardy Drive in Tempe later this month, Harkins Theaters will present a screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure in the parking lot on Wednesday, May 18.
This K Circle was a main filming site for the classic ’80s comedy, which starred Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as protagonists Bill S. Preston, Esq., and “Ted” Theodore Logan as two teenagers, respectively. dopey who travel back in time to collect historical figures for their school project.
Bill and Ted was filmed extensively in Metro Phoenix in the spring of 1987. Valley landmarks such as Mesa’s Golfland Sunsplash, Coronado High School in Scottsdale, and the now-defunct Metrocenter mall replaced locations in San Dimas, California, the movie set.
The Harkins screening will include beach seats with wireless headphones for your movie-watching pleasure, as well as a tour of the Harkins popcorn truck, 80s tunes by a live DJ, trivia contests, a photo phone booth, and more.
The festivities start at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are extremely limited and sell out quickly. Visit the event website for details and tickets.