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Stamford's Avon Theatre Presents "RoboCop"

Avon Theatre presents "Robocop" on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Avon Theatre presents "Robocop" on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Avon Theatre in Stamford will present a Cult Classics screening of "RoboCop" on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Paul Verhoeven's 1987 American breakthrough film "RoboCop," is an exceedingly violent blend of black comedy, science fiction and crime thriller. Set in Detroit sometime in the near future, the film is about a policeman (Peter Weller) killed in the line of duty whom the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop.

The RoboCop is indestructible, and within a matter of weeks, he has removed crime from the streets of Detroit. However, his human side is tortured by his past, and he wants revenge on the thugs who killed him. The film was later followed by two feature-length sequels and a live-action television series, neither of which were as successful as the original film. It's rated R, and its running time is 103 minutes.

Ticket prices are free for Carte Blanche members; $7 for members; $9 for students and seniors; and $12 for nonmembers.

For additional info, call 203-967-3660.

The screening begins at 8:30 p.m.

The Avon Theatre is at 272 Bedford St., Stamford.

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