Fast Times at Ridgemont High Is Returning to Theaters

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Grab your surfboards, break out the hairspray, and polish your 1960 Buick LeSabres: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is returning to the big screen for two days only, in honor of the film’s upcoming 35th anniversary.

Based on Cameron Crowe’s 1981 book, the classic coming-of-age film was released on August 13, 1982, and featured a cast of then-unknown young actors, including Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, and Phoebe Cates. On Sunday, July 30, and Wednesday, August 2, fans of the '80s classic can revisit the Decade of Excess (and a pre-Madonna Penn) by catching a screening at one of more than 700 theaters nationwide.

The film will screen twice a day, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m, as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series presented by Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. For more gnarly news on the event (or to purchase a ticket), visit Fathom Events’ website.

Watch the clips below for a sneak peek: