Majestic Theatre | Dallas, Texas
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is an 80s high school movie turned cult classic. Listed at No. 2 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the "50 Best High School Movies", this movie created an impact on 80s kids on a global scale, was a certified blockbuster, and gained a strong following on home video. Press rewind and be transported back in time with Judge Reinhold and a Screening of Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Majestic Theatre Dallas on Saturday 11th May. Judge Reinhold played the role of Brad Hamilton, a regular dude who works at a burger joint, loves fast cars, and is hopelessly infatuated with the 'popular girl'. Indeed, "Brad" himself, will sit down for an intimate Q&A and walk you through memory lane to dish out fun facts and backstories on how this movie came to be one of the most cherished and timeless 80s high school movies of all time. The 80s kid in you would definitely want to hang out and share embarrassingly funny and memorable laughs in an evening with Judge Reinhold & A Screening of Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Majestic Theatre Dallas on Saturday 11th May 2024. Make this a reunion with your high school gang, and book your tickets now!
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was recently voted by the American Film Institute as one of the Top 100 American Comedies. Released on the silver screen in 1982 under the feature directorial debut of Amy Heckerling, and from a screenplay by Cameron Crowe, based on his 1981 book Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story, the movie was a blockbuster, gained massive popularity at home video, and is now regarded as a cult classic. This coming-of-age 80s high school movie had an impressive cast of newbies at that time, but soon became Hollywood's most important icons. It became the career launch pad for some of Hollywood's biggest names such as Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Nicholas Cage, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, and more!
One of the lead cast members who shone through and made a mark with his role as 'the regular dude' is Judge Reinhold. He has starred in over seventy-five motion picture and television roles. Some of his notable starters include Stripes (1981), Ruthless People (1986), the Beverly Hills Cop (1984, 1987, 1994, and 2024), and The Santa Clause franchises (1994, 2002 and 2006). Reinhold also got an Emmy nomination for his performance as “The Close Talker” on Seinfeld.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High initially had some mixed and negative reviews from critics due to its sexual theme and raunchy humor. It is said that this movie was way ahead of its time. Audiences know best. Through word of mouth and home videos passed on from generation to generation, Fast Times at Ridgemont High became an icon and an all-time favorite teen movie classic. In 2005, the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress selected it as a film being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" In 2022, on its 40th anniversary, critic Richard Roeper said "Fast Times...continues to resonate as a substantial time capsule of the period, capturing the music, the fashions, the attitudes and the social mores of the time", and called it "the best ribald teen comedy ever made."
Hit the rewind button with your high school buddies as Judge Reinhold takes you back with A Screening of Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Majestic Theatre Dallas on Saturday 11th May 2024. Book your tickets now!