Your mission (from God): See 'Blues Brothers' on Pickwick's big screen
If you've only seen "The Blues Brothers" on TV, DVD, VHS or (gulp) Betamax, you'll have two chances next week to finally see it on the big screen in one of the suburbs' grandest theaters.
The classic of musical mayhem starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as two singers with "filthy mouths and bad attitudes" will play at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the main auditorium at the Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge.
The event is presented by the Park Ridge Classic Film Series, which has hosted other screenings at the Pickwick, including "Dr. No" and "The African Queen." Learn more about the series, which also features programs at the Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave., at parkridgeclassicfilm.com.
Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. screening of "The Blues Brothers" will be preceded by music from Jay Warren. Advance tickets and matinee walk-ups cost $10 at pickwicktheatre.com; walk-ups for the 7:30 p.m. show cost $12.
Oh, and keep your eyes peeled: On your way, you might drive on Talcott Road past Nelson Funeral Home, whose striking sign you can see in the movie just before Jake and Elwood get pulled over by the cops. You know, the ones who have SCMODS.
• Sean Stangland is an assistant news editor who was 10 years old when he saw Tim Burton's "Batman" at the Pickwick after having a club sandwich at the diner on the corner.