Never has the story of one man and his bike been so epic as it was in 1985 when Paul Reubens released Pee-wee's Big Adventure
. Reubens was already on the cusp of being a pretty big deal at the time, thanks to numerous TV guest spots, but his first leading-man role put him at the epicenter of American popular culture. The film also created a buzz around director Tim Burton and film composer Danny Elfman. The absurdly silly flick made millions laugh while teaching most of America that the Alamo doesn't have a basement. The Reel Late series at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271 or www.landmarktheatres.com
) presents the Big Adventure
at 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday (June 5 and 6). Tickets are $8.
Fri., June 5, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., June 6, 11:55 p.m., 2015