PHOENIX — Harkins Theatres will be screening "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" next Tuesday night at its Arizona locations, in honor of actor Paul Reubens' recent death.
The 1985 film directed by Tim Burton introduced Reubens' beloved character to a mainstream audience. The whimsical tale featured Pee-wee Herman traveling far and wide in search of his beloved bicycle, only to learn one of life's hardest truths: there's no basement in The Alamo.
The film's success resulted in the Pee-wee character hosting a Saturday morning children's show in the late 1980s.
Reubens died Wednesday at 70 after succumbing to cancer.
Harkins is honoring the late actor by adding "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" to the next slot in its Tuesday Night Classics schedule.
The film will screen at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 at various locations. Tickets cost $5.
More information can be found here.
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