Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure


Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s Loft Staff Selects film was chosen by Lenox Wiese, Projectionist!

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What do you get when you combine a totally boss red Schwinn bike, a pair of oversized white platform shoes and a fun-loving man child who’s a loner and a rebel? It’s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, duh!

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure has lost none of its quirky appeal over the years. It’s still a weird, wacky and wonderfully funny film featuring a star-making performance from Paul Reubens.” –Ian Jane, DVD Talk

Director Tim Burton burst onto the big screen in a big way with his very first feature, a richly-detailed, deeply-quirky comedic adventure of epic proportions detailing the only relationship that really matters: the one between a boy and his beloved bike. Hitch a ride with the one-and-only Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) as he sets out on the cross country road trip to end all cross country roads trips, encountering action, danger and an overload of wacky characters in his thrilling quest to reclaim his stolen bicycle. Mean bikers, wild animals, sneaky ninjas, tone-deaf hobos, French-loving waitresses, vengeful boyfriends, escaped convicts, a clumsy Godzilla, a pesky gal pal named Dottie, even an undead trucker – nothing will get between our hero and his sweet two-wheeler. Co-written by Reubens and Phil Hartman, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure is a wild and wacky, candy-colored comedy that will never grow up … not that we’d ever want it to, of course. Don’t miss one of the best, most hilarious films of the ‘80s (or any decade) on the big screen. And be sure and tell ‘em Large Marge sent ya! (Dir. by Tim Burton, 1985, USA, 90 mins., Rated PG)