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Are you ready to rock, ‘70s-style?

Our FRIDAYS ROCK! series continues with PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE and TOMMY

Are you ready to rock, ‘70s-style?

For those who missed experiencing the 1970s first-hand, you should know that it was much more than leisure suits, fondue parties, disco balls and Pet Rocks. We'll prove that March 14 when our FRIDAYS ROCK! series continues with director Brian DePalma's PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE and director Ken Russell's TOMMY.

Taken together, these two movies tell you just about everything you need to know about the world of rock in the mid-1970s. Quick summary: It was far-out, man.

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE is a delightfully demented twist on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with William Findley as a hapless composer who runs afoul of satanic music industry mastermind Paul Williams. TOMMY takes The Who's 1969 rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy's quest to become a pinball wizard and turns it into a phantasmagorical parade of wild images, raging music and cameos by Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and more. As a special bonus, you get to witness Ann-Margret (in her Oscar-nominated role) writhing around in a flood of baked beans, chocolate sauce and soap suds. No wonder the ads promised, "Your senses will never be the same."

Our FRIDAYS ROCK! series continues with Led Zeppelin's THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME on March 21 and director Martin Scorsese's THE LAST WALTZ on March 28.

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