When the Big Apple becomes the biggest maximum security prison in the country, new meaning is brought to the phrase, "If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere.” In John Carpenter’s 1981 futuristic thriller Escape from New York, the city that never sleeps becomes the city that sleeps with one eye open as America’s most dangerous convicts are left to fend for themselves in an anything-goes society. But when the President’s plane crash lands in this wasteland of criminals, one man must do everything it takes to get him out. Long before he was Captain Ron, Kurt Russell was Snake Plissken -- soldier, prisoner, and overall badass.
Join Cult Classics and Zia Records as they kick off their fall season with a special screening of Escape from New York, Saturday, September 14, at Pollack Tempe Cinemas, 1825 East Elliot Road, Tempe. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $11. Visit www.cultclassicsaz.com.