Free screening - Cool as Ice with Vanilla Ice

Doors open and drink specials start at 7:00

Movie start: 8:30

There was a time when Vanilla Ice was king amongst men.

Without Vanilla forging a path for white rappers, do we even get Eminem or Macklemore? Yes. Yes, we probably still do. But still. In the early 90s, this goofy-haired bastard couldn't be stopped. He was Kanye before Kanye, without the burden of all that bad attitude, controversy, and talent.

When most people think of Vanilla and the world of cinema, they probably go to his face-melting performance of "Go Ninja, Go Ninja Go!" during the conclusion of the epic sequel, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze." And rightly so. That was awesome.

But in that same charmed year of 1991, Vanilla also unleashed a god-awful movie as shameful as his highlighted, harshly angular coiffure: A little gem known as "Cool As Ice." Yikes, yikes, baby.

In this neon-filled flop, Vanilla plays Johnny Van Owen, a badass, motorcycle-riding rapper who arrives in a small town and falls for an honor student. Trouble is, her father, who is in witness protection, is found by the corrupt police officers he escaped from years ago, which just leads to bad stuff all around for everybody. This thing is actually an attempt at a remake of the Marlon Brando classic "The Wild One." Brando is spinning so hard in his grave you can hear him from above ground.

Come join us for this amazing screening, our first of 2014, and watch Vanilla Ice put the "break" in "break dance."

Here's how it works: you come out to Legend's bar to join us in their private event basement with 18 big screen TVs, order some drinks and/or food and enjoy an excellently awful b-movie.

For those new to Wasted Cinema - we celebrate "So Bad They're Good" movies. You can check out our previous screenings at for an idea of the type of cinematic disasters you can normally expect from one of our showings.

At our screenings, we've got: 
- Live Twitter stream (best Tweet wins free beer) 
- Raffle with sweet prizes 
- Drink specials 
- Toastworthy Moment cues to drink along with the movie

Doors at 7. Movie at 8:30. No cover. 21+


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I left my I.D. at home and won't have enough time to get it after work. Will I still be able to get into the bar?

    January 17, 2014

    • Justin

      Oh no, most likely not :( They have a bouncer at the door that checks pretty much everyone (to my knowledge). Since we aren't affiliated with the bar, they just host us, we have no power there. The movie doesn't start until 8:30, so if you think you can make it by then, you won't miss anything!

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meetup. My friend bailed on me. Would it be weird if I came alone ??

    January 14, 2014

    • Justin

      Nope! We have a table (or two) in the center of the bar reserved just for this meetup so people can meet and chat. It's a public event and in general, everyone is very friendly

      January 14, 2014

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