The Avon Theatre presents a Cult Classics screening of
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)
Tuesday, May 19 at 8:30 p.m.
The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or soÂ before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving aÂ precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) getsÂ down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped youngÂ boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around includeÂ a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-yearoldÂ kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place toÂ the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft andÂ Indy’s rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cuteÂ references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy’s shooting of theÂ Sherpa warrior. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rated PG | In English | 118 minutes
Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members: $7, Students &Â Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12. To purchase tickets visit www.avontheatre.org or call theÂ Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, x2.
“Again you will savor the Indiana Jones schizophrenia: by day a bow-tied,Â bespectacled archaeologist; by night a resourceful swaggerer,Â whom Ford brings to life as a modern blend of Bogie and the Duke,Â with just a glint of misfit psychopathy in his eyes.”
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