Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop -- the second-best film ever made in Dallas -- was released 30 years ago today. And to mark the anniversary, the Alamo Drafthouse just announced that on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. it will screen the film where it was partially filmed: at the New Detroit headquarters of Omni Consumer Products, otherwise known as Dallas City Hall.
Not only that, but Officer Alex Murphy himself return to the scene of the crime: Peter Weller, North Texas State's own, is confirmed for a Q&A, which will be broadcast to other Alamo Drafthouses across the country. As you will see below, the man rather enjoys talking RoboCop all these years later:
Tickets go on sale here Aug. 1.
I guess this is where I'm supposed to mention something about having done this already, back in July 2011. We, too, had food trucks on the City Hall Plaza, along with some special guests -- like, uh, a newly minted mayor and some City Council members. And we did not have a bar.
So, no, not exactly the same. Still: First!
Which does nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for this event, which promises to be, in keeping with the Alamo's estimable Rolling Roadshow history, quite the spectacle. From the heads-up:
"Get ready for the ultimate ROBOCOP experience, with OCP-approved photo ops, food trucks (in case you didn't have your rudimentary paste), full bars with robo-cocktails, and the opportunity to watch the film at the site of RoboCop and ED-209's final showdown. Oh yeah, and PETER WELLER will be there!" The Birth.Movies.Death folks, who are co-sponsoring along with the SyFy Network, also promise that "special props" will be "included with the ticket so you can interact with the film."
Well, sure. I'd buy that for 20 dollars. Probably more.