If you grew up during the ’80s, you probably thought mullets were cool and owned a pair of leg warmers or Hammer pants. There’s even a chance you remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his drastic makeover. Also, Molly Ringwald probably played a big role in your life. You saw her give her underwear to a nerd in Sixteen Candles and break Duckie’s heart in Pretty in Pink, and there’s no doubt you attempted the lipstick trick she performed in The Breakfast Club. The redhead was an icon of the ’80s. And in case you’re wondering what she’s doing now, she’s starring in ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Try not to hold it against her.
Anyway, if you want to relive the magic of the decade that brought us Madonna and the Rubik’s Cube, you should catch the screening of Sixteen Candles at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Fri., Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m., 2012