MVD Release Party: JOYSTICKS '82 (on 35mm)

By Mahoning Drive-in Theater (other events)

Sunday, May 12 2024 6:00 PM 10:30 PM EDT

Are you ready for TOTALLY AWESOME VIDEO GAMES, as depicted in the ultimate arcade-based 80s teen sex comedy?

Get ready to beat your high score for laughs on Sunday, May 12th, as The Mahoning Drive-In Theater, home of 35mm retro-tainment, joins forces with the mighty MVD, slingers of physical media fabulousity, for a one-night-only tribute to 80s excess and TOTALLY AWESOME VIDEO GAMES, a 35mm screening of JOYSTICKS (1982)!

We’re throwing a Blu-ray release party for the MVD Rewind Collection’s new deluxe Blu-ray edition of JOYSTICKS, and you’re invited! Join us as we dive headfirst into the early 80s, when culture was ruled by MTV and all the kids were racing to their local arcades to spend their college funds 25 cents at a time on….TOTALLY AWESOME VIDEO GAMES!

It’s raucous, raunchy, rapid-fire comedy racking up the points as a ragtag group of arcade-obsessed teens fight the closure of their local Pac-Man parlor at the hands of vicious moralist Joe Don Baker!  With John Gries (Uncle Rico in NAPOLEON DYNAMITE), Jim Greenleaf (GREASE 2), Corinne Bohrer (ZAPPED!), Becky Lebeau (BACK TO SCHOOL), and…..JOE DON BAKER!


Limber up your wrists and get ready to laugh your Asteroids off!

Arrive early to peruse a finely curated selection of Blu-rays at the MVD vendor table, boogie down to the live DJ spinning 80s hits, marvel at the retro arcade themed raffle, and more!

Gates open at 6pm. Showtime at Sundown.

General Ticket: $8 (per person). Kids General Ticket: $5 (under 13yrs).
General + Extended Pass: $16 (per person). 

*extended pass allows you to extend your stay until noon the following day.

All events are Rain or Shine.  No refunds or transfers.