The archaeological site that marks the start of the journey of fantastic ones Expense S. Preston, Esq. and “Ted” Theodore Logan is now shut down for excellent. The Circle K market in Tempe, Arizona where “strange things are afoot” was offered and the staff members were moved, however not prior to it honored the cult classic that made it well-known. As a method to send for regional Arizonans, the marketplace provided one last nod to Expense & Teds Excellent Experience with back-to-back screenings of the funny movie on Wednesday prior to shuttering completely the following day.
The titular “excellent adventure” of the movie begins at the Circle K where Expense (Alex Winter Season) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are having a hard time on their actually history-defining history report. Its then that Rufus (George Carlin) comes down in a time-traveling phone cubicle to assist the 2 future fantastic ones finish the task by taking them through time itself. His arrival is topped off with the traditional line from Reeves “Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.” And easily, the little, unnoticeable market became a historic movie landmark.
Harkins Theatres hosted the unique screenings in the parking area where all of it started, drawing a sold-out crowd of fans, some impersonated the high schoolers for the celebration. It was a quite soft setup for everybody to delight in per the Phoenix Times, with beach chairs lining the lot, a popcorn truck, earphones, and a huge screen installed to the side of the Circle K. They even roared some 80s tunes prior to the program to attain optimum 80s fond memories.
Those in presence were likewise dealt with to a video from Expense himself. “Thanks to Harkins Cinema for putting on this amazing event,” Winter season stated in the video message to fans. “I sure wish I could be there but you know, I don’t think the phone booth is going to drop from the sky and land in this parking lot, sadly. All things must pass, and off the Circle K goes into the sunset, and with that, I hope you enjoy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” Winter season had actually initially become aware of the shops closing by means of Twitter and launched a concise, perfect statement, stating “All we are…” Whoa. Its a skillful method to send the Circle K, not just drawing from the Kansas tune however likewise providing a nod to his co-star Reeves who “philosophized” with the line when the set was hanging with Socrates.
“We are honored to celebrate this iconic movie location and are thankful to the city of Tempe for their support of this ‘excellent’ event,” Harkins Theatres owner Dan Harkins stated prior to the occasion. “Moviegoers will be transported throughout time to experience all they love about Bill & Ted’s at the iconic Circle K. Before closing the store, Circle K also released a statement commemorating the stores service to the greater good of humanity and cinema, saying “The reports arent fake. We are preparing to close our shop at 1010 W. Southern Opportunity in Tempe. It’s a place that has actually delighted in some most victorious times in its more than thirty years of serving the Tempe neighborhood.”
The Circle K might be gone, however the memories of the outstanding experience will never ever be forgotten. Take a look at the clip listed below to see the iconic scene that put this little market on the map, guy: