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La Bamba

Opens on September 14

Director: Luis Valdez Run Time: 108 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1987

Starring: Danielle von Zerneck, Elizabeth Peña, Esai Morales, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosanna DeSoto

Tagline: The life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances by Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and Esai Morales as his half-brother, Bob. LA BAMBA depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American’s rocket rise to fame, from field laborer to rock star with a string of hit singles and a date with destiny. Fueled by Valens’ hit songs performed by the Grammy®-winning Los Lobos as well as classic ’50s tunes, LA BAMBA recreates the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders.

This screening is part of the Digital Gym Cinema’s newest series, TBT, featuring very nostalgic throwbacks!
Co-presented by Christina Rounds & Alex Montoya, Co-Chairs of Media Arts Center San Diego’s new Board of Directors Community Outreach Committee. 
Come Network and Meet our Board at 5:30PM! Film begins at 6:30PM! Our concession stand will have Happy Hour pricing on drinks! This screening is a fundraiser to help cover operational costs for San Diego’s only independent art-house cinema! 

Critic Quotes: 

More than being true to the time and place, Valdez’s script and direction ring true to the heart.” – Orange County Register

The picture is full of good songs, energy and innocence. You don’t have to be a Ritchie Valens worshiper to like it.” – New York Daily News


Thursday, September 14, 2023: 6:30PM (Networking Hour Begins at 5:30PM)

Ticket Prices: $20 Regular / $15 (Members / Students / Seniors / Military)



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