Big Top Pee-Wee

Friday, July 27 - Saturday, July 28, 2018

35mm Print!

In Big Top Pee-Wee, I live on a country farm where I feed my barnyard animals pancake breakfasts and work on top-secret botanical experiments with my pet pig, Vance. One day a storm blows an entire circus into my yard! There’s wild animals and all kinds of cool circus stuff – especially the trapeze artist, Gina. She’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen! She’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever kissed, too!! That’s probably why my fiancie, Winnie, gets so angry. Let me tell you, one torrid love triangle in a lifetime is plenty for anyone! It all works out great, eventually, and I even get to be in the circus! Sawdust, glitter and excitement – I hope you like it!!

Your pal,

Pee-wee Herman

Screening as part of our summer Waverly Midnights series, The Summer of ’88.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1988
  • Running Time 86 minutes
  • Director Randal Kleiser
  • Writer Paul Reubens, George McGrath
  • Editor Jeff Gourson
  • Cinematographer Steven Poster
  • Cast Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson

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