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Celebrate The Breakfast Club's 30th Anniversary at SXSW, Theaters Nationwide

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 04, 2015

Celebrate The Breakfast Club's 30th Anniversary at SXSW, Theaters Nationwide

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The misfit adventures of Saturday detention will live once again in theaters starting with a SXSW screening for those eagerly anticipating Austin escapades this month.

The Verge reports that fans will have a chance to see a remastered presentation of the 1985 hit The Breakfast Club, which is marking its 30th anniversary this year.

The festival’s official website has more on the showing that will take place a bit later this month: “Catch the beloved John Hughes’ classic in a new pop of color on Monday, March 16 at the iconic Paramount Theatre. Cast members Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy will also be in attendance for a special Q&A beginning at 12:15 p.m., so make plans to get to the theatre early.”

Registration is mandated if you want to snag a ticket for the event. However, if you strike out on that gem, you may just be in luck as the movie is making its way back into theaters as well this year.

The Verge reports: “That'll be followed by a small theatrical re-release later this month — 430 screens across the U.S. will show the remastered edition, plus a bonus featurette with the cast and crew, between March 26 and 31.”

Now if you want tickets to one of those screenings, you can head on over to Fathom Events, which gives the lowdown on reliving what has to be the most enjoyable day of detention ever filmed.

The featurette is described as, “The Breakfast Club – A Retrospective that takes a look back at the iconic film.” So any mega fan of the film simply has to mark their calendars for a trip back to Shermer, Illinois.

Then again, those in the know already recognize that place as a fictional locale born out of Hughes’ creative genius.

However, you can take a peek at the spot that once played host to a bunch of high school miscreants.

The following YouTube video shows what that building has become in the years since the cast and crew shot The Breakfast Club.

As echoes, that building has been repurposed as an Illinois police station.

Not that you would have recognized the inside too much anyway, because, as Movie Locations Guide states, “The gym inside was converted into the library seen in the film and the front entrance was seen at the beginning of the movie when the kids get dropped off for detention.”

So the previous Maine North High School belongs to the local police who now take up residence in a giant chunk of 1980s nostalgia.

While we might not be able to visit the place where five iconic characters came together, we can thankfully enjoy the film as it was intended: on the big screen.


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