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Pelham's Picture House Screens 'Sixteen Candles' For Teen Movie Series

The Picture House is at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham
The Picture House is at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham Photo Credit: File

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Introduce your teens to the movies you loved in high school when "OMG – I Love that Movie," The Picture House’s teen movie series, geared at teens aged 13 through 15, continues on Friday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m., with the comedy classic "Sixteen Candles."

Directed by the masterful John Hughes and starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Justin Henry, "Sixteen Candles," a signature movie of the 1980s which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, served as the template for so many high school comedies that followed.

The film tells the story of Samantha (Ringwald) whose life is going downhill fast. The 15-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married and, with all the wedding excitement, her family forgets her birthday. Add all this to a pair of horrendously embarrassing grandparents, a foreign exchange student named Long Duc Dong, and you have the makings of a hilarious journey into young womanhood.

“We started the OMG I Love that Movie series to give local teens a fun and inexpensive social activity,” said Clay Bushong, director of programming and Marketing at The Picture House.

“The response to our first film, 'Weird Science,' in October was overwhelmingly positive. Our goal is for teens from Pelham and the surrounding communities to view The Picture House as a weekend destination where they can meet friends — while their parents can feel secure that their children are socializing in a safe environment. We hope the parents have a little fun reminiscing about the films they loved at that age, too!”

OMG I Love that Movie takes place at The Picture House every third Friday of the month.

Tickets to the screening of "Sixteen Candles" are $5 and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.

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