If you were a fan of the 1986 romantic comedy Pretty In Pink and can’t find a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you might want to check you local movie theater. The film was originally released on February 28, 1986 so the 30th Anniversary celebration is a little early but very much necessary.
Pretty In Pink will be back in theaters for Valentine’s Day weekend 2016 in celebration of it’s 30th year anniversary. While most of the today’s youth knows Molly Ringwald for The Secret Life of The American Teenager and John Cryer for Two And A Half Men no one can forget their performances in Pretty In Pink.
This time around, you can grab your kids and take them to see some of Ringwald and Cryer’s earliest work. While you’re there it should also be fun to see the stark contrast between teen angst and relationship struggles in the 1980’s as opposed to the current era. Who knows, maybe the film might be able to help your kids relate more to your youth. The 30th Anniversary version of the film will include behind-the-scenes footage where there is also discussion of an alternate ending.
“Beyond its humorous and often accurate portrayal of high school crushing-out life, Pretty in Pink‘s soundtrack made Rolling Stone‘s “The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time” with Hughes’ nicely-curated new wave picks ratcheting up all of the emo taking place on screen,” according to Rolling Stone.
If you’re a fan of the film and you want to revisit a date night you had in 1986 or just escape the motion pictures of today, grabbing a couple of tickets for Pretty In Pink might not be such a bad idea. If you do happen to miss the Valentine’s Day airing of the film, there will also be another chance to watch it in theaters on February 17.