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James Ponsoldt‘s wonderful film The Spectacular Now hits theaters August 2. It’s one of those serious, emotional, yet magical coming of age stories in the mold of films from the Eighties and Nineties. Films like Say Anything, Dazed and Confused, Almost Famous and The Breakfast Club. All four of those certainly influenced The Spectacular Now and they’re being screened to solidify that connection.

Nine cities across the country will be hosting four screenings on Tuesdays in July called The Spectacular Classics. The four films above will be preceded with an exclusive video introduction by Spectacular Now and 500 Days of Summer screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter discussing the specific connections. And, if that’s not enough, audience members will also get a free ticket to see The Spectacular Now.

Here’s the poster for the event.

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Here’s the schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 9 – Say Anything, directed by Cameron Crowe
  • Tuesday, July 16 – Dazed and Confused, directed by Richard Linklater
  • Tuesday, July 23 – Almost Famous, directed by Cameron Crowe
  • Tuesday, July 30 – The Breakfast Club, directed by John Hughes

And theater list:

  • New York – Landmark Sunshine
  • Los Angeles – Los Feliz
  • Dallas – Angelika Dallas
  • Boston – Kendall Square Cinema
  • DC – E Street Cinema
  • Philadelphia – Ritz Five
  • Chicago – Century Centre Cinema
  • Minneapolis – Lagoon Cinema
  • Seattle – Harvard Exit Theatre

You’ll have to contact each theater individually to get tickets.

You can watch the trailer for The Spectacular Now here and read Peter’s rave after its Sundance World Premiere here. Are you going to go out and try and catch one of these screenings?

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