Come purify yourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka, and do a little dance magic dance next week, when the Bangor Drive-In hosts the first of three Throwback Thursday events this summer. Thursday, June 16, the first screening, offers two films starring two icons we sadly lost this year — “Labyrinth,” starring David Bowie, and “Purple Rain,” starring Prince.
As much fun as all this sounds, I have to admit, I might get a little misty-eyed at the thought of watching both these films in one night. Both of them? Come on, universe. 2016 has been a rough one. That said, these are both insanely fun movies — “Labyrinth,” because it combines two of the best things in the world (David Bowie and Jim Henson), and “Purple Rain” because it’s possibly the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. And also two beautiful, beautiful men. Ugh. See? I’m getting verclempt just typing this.
Films are all double features, and begin at sundown — currently around 8:25 p.m. — with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $22 per car, a decrease of $5 off of last year’s price of $27, and there is a full snack bar with pizza, popcorn, candy and other treats available. I’ll have more info on the other two Throwback Thursday screenings in the next few days; the regular movies at the Drive-In this week are “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows” paired with “The Angry Birds Movie,” and then on screen two there’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Neighbors 2.” Screenings are on Wednesdays through Sundays; check out the Bangor Drive-In Facebook page for more info and updated listings.
Now here’s a picture of Prince. Because Prince.
And here’s a video of David, because David.