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Boise Classic Movies: The Breakfast Club

Thursday, April 24

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In 1985, the big screen was full of young people overcoming odds on their way to adulthood. In The Goonies, a gang of kids searched for buried treasure; Marty McFly steered a DeLorean Back to the Future; and nerdy teens Gary and Wyatt used some Weird Science to create a flesh-and-blood woman (played by the lovely ex-Mrs. Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock). We loved the films, but it could be hard to relate to the outrageous scenarios: Few teens growing up in the '80s had access to doubloons, a time machine or a computer capable of creating a person (the Commodore Amiga 1000 was so not up to the task). The Breakfast Club, however, gave us both characters and situations we could identify with, and Boise Classic Movies is giving us a chance to relive those moments with a big-screen showing of the John Hughes' classic at the Egyptian Theatre. This time around, we can (legally) enjoy a glass of beer or wine to wash away the tangy taste of '80s nostalgia that will inevitably rise when with the opening bars of "Don't You (Forget About Me)."

Whether you were part of the in-crowd in high school or you were an outsider, you'll see yourself in this movie because each one of us is a brain... and an athlete... and a basket case... a princess... and a criminal.