Boise Classic Movies: 'Xanadu' 

The Egyptian Theatre, Friday, May 10

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Universal Pictures

Much of the 1980 film Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton John, Michael Beck and Gene Kelly, screens like a bad drug trip—but for viewers of the so-bad-it's-good classic, that's half the fun. When the film hits the silver screen at Boise's Egyptian Theatre on Friday, May 10, for a 21-and-over viewing, a healthy dose of alcohol will help to up the hilarity. If you've never seen Xanadu (and honestly, we wouldn't blame you), here's a summary: Thanks to the intervention of a Greek muse, a down-on-his-luck artist stuck painting album covers is inspired to open his own roller disco. With music by Electric Light Orchestra and an unstuck-from-time, tap-dancing Gene Kelly, it's up to the flip of a coin whether Xanadu is a polyester fire or pure disco inferno.

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