Aretha Franklin Tribute!

The Blues Brothers


Thanks to our community partner, Zia Records!

Celebrate The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at a special screening of the hilarious 1980 musical comedy, The Blues Brothers, and get into a soulful groove with a collection of vintage Aretha music videos before the movie! PLUS, enter our free raffle to win a fabulous Aretha prize!

“The film retains a huge nostalgic kick, thanks in large part to Aykroyd and Belushi’s easy rapport, a smattering of daft, shaggy humor and some truly iconic musical sequences.” – Tom Huddlestone, Time Out

John Landis (¡Three Amigos!) directs John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in this musical comedy cult classic, the story of two brothers who accept a deranged “mission from God” aided only by their beloved Bluesmobile and a bevy of music superstars including Ray Charles, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Cab Calloway, and The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin! In their hilariously misguided attempt to save the St. Helen of the Blessed Shroud orphanage, Jake and Elwood Blues decide to get their band back together and put on one last gig to raise the $5,000 they need. Little do they know that a mysterious bazooka wielding woman, a country-western band called the Good Ol’ Boys, SWAT teams, the entire police department, firefighters, the Illinois National Guardsmen, the Military Police, and the Illinois chapter of the neo-Nazis are all out to get in their way. Featuring massive automotive mayhem, hot musical performances, and a gallery of crazed cameos (Carrie Fisher! Steven Spielberg! John Candy! Paul Reubens! Twiggy!), The Blues Brothers is a one-of-a-kind comedy of epic proportions. (Dir. by John Landis, 1980, USA, 133 mins., Rated R)