Better Off Dead at the Arlington Drafthouse 9/27 at 7:30PM (Doors 6:30PM)

Comedy Film Bucket List Meetup Members who RSVP'd get FREE ADMISSION!

Better Off Dead is a Savage Steve Holland Classic! John Cusack, A determined paper boy, a mountain of snow/cocaine, nut job neighbors, horrible home cooking, a brilliant younger brother, make for a great time ... Before you kick the bucket - you must see this comedy. If you have already seen it - you must see it again... with us!

About the Movie:
(PG) (97 min) Better Off Dead is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer who is suicidal after his girlfriend breaks up with him. Much funnier than it sounds... "I WANT MY $2"

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  • George R.

    It's great to have a chance to see some of these older movies in the theater.

    September 28, 2012

  • Anjali

    Great movie and a great location :)

    September 28, 2012

  • Kristopher

    Always one of the best movies, great to see it on the big screen!

    September 28, 2012

  • sean l.

    Great movie! Loved every minute of it

    September 28, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    Great movie. Excellent choice. I loved Greg's intro also. It was great to get the behind the scenes insight he provides. Thanks again, Greg!

    September 28, 2012

  • Jonathan

    Never seen this movie before. Liked it. Nice surprise to see Booger Presley in it.

    September 27, 2012

  • Greg

    Great time and a fun movie. Thanks to everyone for coming out.

    September 27, 2012

  • Greg

    Some quotes...

    Charles De Mar: I've been going to this high school for seven and a half years. I'm no dummy. I know high school girls. (This is for you Ren) Charles De Mar: [giving skiing instructions] Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn. Lane Myer: Gee, I'm real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky. [Lane waves to two tree trimmers from the cargo hold of a garbage truck]
    Tree Trimmer: [to fellow tree trimmer] Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that. Lane Myer: Two brothers... One speaks no English, the other learned English from watching "The Wide World of Sports." So you tell me... Which is better, speaking no English at all, or speaking Howard Cosell?

    1 · September 23, 2012

  • Ren N.

    One of my favorite movies from the '80s. I feel that I could ski, if I ever needed to, thanks to the instructions given in this movie ("Go that way, really fast...").

    September 23, 2012

  • Ann-Marie W.

    I love this movie! Too bad I'm already booked that evening...

    September 19, 2012

  • David

    I love this movie! Too bad we're having the MeetUp on the one night a week I can't go.

    September 19, 2012

  • Greg

    Hope to see everyone for one of my favorite comedies in my younger days.

    September 19, 2012

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