‘The Breakfast Club’ Is Being Re-Released In Theaters To Celebrate The Film’s 30th Anniversary

August 4, 2011 – 08:08 am

The classic John Hughes film The Breakfast Club will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release in theaters this Sunday and to celebrate, the movie is being re-released in movie theaters in March. The Breakfast Club was released on February 15, 1985 and to mark the occasion, Universal Pictures is bringing the movie back to theaters complete with an introductory featurette that will look back on the film’s legacy and continuing impact on pop culture. Additionally, a new musical theater production of For The Record: Dear John Hughes has opened here in LA and will open in Chicago that pays homage to the music of John Hughes‘s films — including The Breakfast Club. It’s insane to me to think that the movie is now 30 years old. Wow.

The five quintessential teens of writer-director John Hughes’ coming-of-age comedy-drama “The Breakfast Club” are headed back to the multiplex to mark the film’s 30th anniversary. The story of a brain (Anthony Michael Hall), an athlete (Emilio Estevez), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), a princess (Molly Ringwald) and a criminal (Judd Nelson) reluctantly bonding over their mutual struggle to be understood, “The Breakfast Club” will screen in a newly remastered version March 26 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. at more than 430 theaters nationwide. The showings will kick off with a bonus featurette looking back at the film and its legacy, with insights from cast members as well as filmmakers who have been inspired by the Brat Pack classic, including Diablo Cody (“Juno”), Amy Heckerling (“Clueless”) and Michael Lehman (“Heathers”). Tickets will be available at participating theater box offices and online at fathomevents.com beginning Friday. A 30th-anniversary home-video edition of “The Breakfast Club” will also be available from Universal on March 10.

Source: www.pinkisthenewblog.com

  • avatar Why is the movie breakfast club called the breakfast club?
    • The Breakfast Club is the name that Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall's character) signs at the end of the group's essay following their Saturday morning detention.
      Possible reasons:
      1. The characters all served a Saturday school detention, which began around six or seven o'clock in the morning - breakfast time...well, at least for early risers.
      2. The characters all came from different social cliques and stereotypes (Andrew was the jock, Allison the outsider, Bender the troublemaker, Brian the nerd, and Claire the snob/princess). During the course of the film, we observe all five …

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