Disco. Bad hair. Roller skates. Scott Baio. Will we
ever get enough of the glorious bad taste of the '70s? All these elements, plus
an appearance by legendary dwarf Billy Barty and the late Patrick Swayze in his
first big role, come together for one huge hurrah in Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979). Swayze
plays Ace, leader of a hardboiled roller skate gang that tries to take over the
title roller disco rink the night of the big dance contest. Watch out for those
motorized skates and the spiked cheese on the pizza!
As Baio's hunky contestant puts it, "It's not the real world! It's a fantasy!
An illusion, a mirage!" And you can see it Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 at the
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge | 9:30 pm | $10; $8 students, seniors | 617.876.6837 or