It’s, like, totally bodacious, dude.
Attention all you Gen Xers: Here’s a chance to indulge in the movies of your high school years – and take the kids along with you.
The Tommy Douglas branch of Burnaby Public Library (7311 Kingsway) is hosting a series of I <3 the ’80s movies for its Friday flicks in January and February.
On Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m., it’s Back to the Future, the classic story starring Burnaby’s very own Michael J. Fox in one of his best-known roles – as Marty McFly, the 17-year-old who winds up back in 1955 and must get his parents together so he can ensure his own existence.
On Friday, Jan. 25 at 6:40 p.m., it’s Big, the Tom Hanks film about a 13-year-old boy who wishes to be big and becomes an adult overnight.
Then, take a walk on the adventurous side with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, screening Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 1982 classic E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial on Feb. 8. Both films start at 6:30 p.m.
The Feb. 15 screening, which starts at 6:50 p.m., is The Princess Bride, the cult classic tale of Princess Buttercup who loses her beloved Westley – only to be reunited after a series of fantastical adventures.
The 1980s series ends on Feb. 22, with a 6:25 p.m. screening of The Karate Kid, starring Ralph Macchio as a fatherless teenager who arrives in Los Angeles from the East and who finds a mentor in Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita).
All the Friday flicks series are on a drop-in basis and free, and you don’t need to sign up ahead. See www.bpl.bc.ca/events for all the details.