"Ninja Turtles on the Green Carpet" Comes to Tempe and Avondale Harkins Theatres
Back in the late 1980s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kinda ruled the world. Or at least it seemed that way, considering the colorful cartoon adventures of the four "Heroes in a Half-Shell" were on the boob tube every weekday afternoon, cutesy toy versions of the pizza-eating and ass-kicking reptiles were selling like mad, and the live-action movie raked in millions at the box office.
New Line Cinema The Ninja Turtles from their second cinematic adventure, Secret of the Ooze.
Turtle Power is still a part of the pop culture world these days, thanks to the hit computer-animated kids show that airs on Nickelodeon and is watched by countless kids across the country. And these next generation fans of TMNT are likely to in attendance alongside old school fans of the franchise at either of the unique "Ninja Turtles on the Green Carpet" events taking place this week at Valley movie theaters.
According to event producer Devin Berko, TMNT fans of all ages are encouraged to attend the parties, which will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at two different Harkins Theatres locations and celebrate all things Ninja Turtles.
"People of all ages are invited to the event whether they're a fan of the cartoon, the original comic book, or the new Nickelodeon series," Berko says. "We've kinda set it up so anyone can enjoy it."
The centerpiece of each of the parties are multiple showings of the 1991 live-action film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. In addition, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and renowned martial artist Ernie Reyes Jr. (who stars in the flick) are scheduled to appear and stage Q&A sessions after each of the screenings.