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Sept. 22: MACFlix to Feature “Lethal Weapon”
8/27/2018 1:00:00 AM
By: Sarah Haas, Director of College Communications

PARK HILLS, Mo. – MACFlix, the Mineral Area College movie club, continues its 7th annual "MACFlix Drive-In Nights" Saturday evening, September 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Mineral Area College quadrangle (grassy area located in the center of campus). The film will be “Lethal Weapon,” rated R.

Admission is free to all, but MACFlix asks that everyone bring blankets and/or lawn chairs as their seating choice in the quadrangle. Some concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

MACFlix presents all films in their original, large, widescreen format with Blu-ray quality visuals and an outstanding sound system.

The plot of “Lethal Weapon” fueled a string of sequels: Following the death of his wife, Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) becomes reckless and suicidal. When he is reassigned and partnered with Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), Riggs immediately clashes with the older officer. Together they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring. As they encounter increasingly dangerous situations, Riggs and Murtaugh begin to form a bond. Riggs' volatile behavior might just help them apprehend the criminals -- if it doesn't kill them both first.

This year’s MACFlix theme is entitled, “1980’s Fun Flicks!” For six consecutive weekends (every Saturday in September and the first Saturday of October), MACFlix will present a hit motion picture from the decade of the 1980’s on it’s large, outdoor, movie screen beginning just after sunset.

Future movies, all of which will take place in the MAC Quad on Saturday nights, include:

? Sept. 29, 7:30 pm, “Blues Brothers”
? Oct. 6, 7:30 pm, “Poltergeist”

Dr. Kevin White, sponsor of MACFlix, said that these movies were chosen because many college students (or younger) have yet to see them. The films will also be great for those folks who saw them the first time out, because they can come back and watch them on the big screen again with their children and family.

White said, even though the six movies fit into very different motion picture genres (action-adventure, sci-fi, horror, etc.), they were all very popular in their debut, fun to watch in a group, and include strong elements of humor throughout.

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