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Movies at the Museum: The Breakfast Club

March 24 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Still from the film The Breakfast Club depicting the five main characters sitting on a railing in a library.

On March 24, 1984, five high school students met in Saturday detention and discovered they had a great deal more in common than they ever thought. 40 years later, that day lives on as an era-defining, pop-culture phenomenon that generations have loved, quoted, and rewatched endless times.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of their story with a free screening of The Breakfast Club at AMFA ahead of our Members-only, 80s-themed happy hour event coming up on March 27.

About the Film

Running Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Rating: R

The Breakfast Club brings together an assortment of archetypes—a “princess” (Molly Ringwald), an “athlete” (Emilio Estevez), a “criminal” (Judd Nelson), a “brain” (Anthony Michael Hall), and a “basket case” (Ally Sheedy)—and watches them shed their personae and emerge into unlikely friendships.

With this exuberant, disarmingly candid film, writer-director John Hughes established himself as the bard of American youth, vividly and empathetically capturing how teenagers hang out, act up, and goof off.

This film is presented in partnership with the Arkansas Cinema Society.

Event Details




Performing Arts Theater
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.