Nerd Culture

"Ninja Turtles on the Green Carpet" Comes to Tempe and Avondale Harkins Theatres

Back in the late 1980s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kinda ruled the world. Or at least it seemed that way, considering the colorful cartoon adventures of the four "Heroes in a Half-Shell" were on the boob tube every weekday afternoon, cutesy toy versions of the pizza-eating and ass-kicking reptiles were selling like mad, and the live-action movie raked in millions at the box office.

Turtle Power is still a part of the pop culture world these days, thanks to the hit computer-animated kids show that airs on Nickelodeon and is watched by countless kids across the country. And these next generation fans of TMNT are likely to in attendance alongside old school fans of the franchise at either of the unique "Ninja Turtles on the Green Carpet" events taking place this week at Valley movie theaters.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.