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The Rock-afire Explosion
Downtown Independent
Los Angeles, CA
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The Rock-afire Explosion
In the early eighties, kids all over the US flocked to Showbiz Pizza for the rides, games, and animatronic rock band, The Rock-afire Explosion. Created by 23-year-old prodigy Aaron Fechter, The Rock-afire Explosion amazed children and adults alike before being mysteriously pulled from showrooms and replaced by the now popular Chuck-E-Cheese in the early nineties. Nearly twenty years later, still profoundly affected by his experience at Showbiz Pizza, small-town disc-jockey Chris Thrash sought out Fechter and purchased a Rock-afire band of his own. With some clever programming on Chris' part, the band was once again performing for millions, this time on YouTube. The Rock-afire Explosion reveals how Chris came to revive this fallen 80's gem, explores his and a number of other fans' obsessions with the animatronic band, and chronicles the rise and fall of Showbiz Pizza, and what was once a 20 million dollar per-year venture for inventor Aaron Fechter. More than this, the film is a look at the importance of nostalgia, ever-changing media culture, and the eternal quest to stay young.

Doors at 7:00pm
Program at 7:30pm
Rooftop After-Party to follow.



Downtown Independent
251 South Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States



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