CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FILMING OF UHF IN TULSA!
SPECIAL SCREENING WITH WEIRD AL IN PERSON! Tuesday, September 24. sold out! Join Circle Cinema as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the making of UHF in Tulsa with this special screening of the film along with a rare Q&A session with Al Yankovic (Star, Co-Writer), Jay Levey (Director, Co-Writer), and Oklahoma’s own Gray Frederickson (Producer), live and in person! There are a limited number of tickets available for this one-time-only event. Buy tickets at http://www.circlecinema.com/tickets
Come early for the BOOK SIGNING with Weird Al at Circle Cinema on September 24 at 4:00 PM (prior to the movie screening) for his new children’s book My New Teacher and Me!, the sequel to his first book, the New York Times #4 best seller When I Grow Up.
A statewide UHF-themed ART EXHIBIT AND POSTER CONTEST to be held at Circle Cinema from September 13 – October 20. The poster contest is presented in association with the Art Directors Club of Tulsa. Entry application and contest rules http://rsu.tv/poster-contest/
“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC AND HIS BAND LIVE IN CONCERT – The Alpocalypse Tour at the Brady Theatre; October 19.
UHF PLEDGE DRIVE on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 PM Watch UHF with live pledge breaks featuring a studio audience and appearances by local Tulsa cast members. http://www.rsupublictv.org/
Special Offer: Brady concert ticket holders present proof of purchase of their concert ticket at the door of the 9/24 screening at Circle Cinema and receive $5 cash back from their screening ticket, purchased either online or at Circle Cinema (if event is not sold out in advance)
About the film:
UHF is the film debut of comedy rock satirist Weird Al Yankovic, who also co-wrote the screenplay. George Newman (Yankovic) and his friend Bob (David Bowe from The Cable Guy) are fired from their jobs at Burger World. So George decides to take over Channel 62, a failing local TV station that his uncle Harvey (Stanley Brock) won in a poker game. George turns it around into an overnight success after letting the janitor, Stanley Spadowski (Michael Richards from Seinfeld), host a kid’s show. George then fills the broadcast day with bizarre programming, bringing the ratings up and saving the station. Soon, rival station CEO R.J. Fletcher (Kevin McCarthy) of Channel 8 threatens to sabotage the successful station, and George must come up with a way to save it. Loosely constructed around this storyline, UHF is mostly a series of TV, movie and pop culture parodies and non-stop sight gags, and has gone on to become a widely loved cult classic. UHF also stars Victoria Jackson, Emo Philips, and Fran Drescher.
UHF was shot in Tulsa in the summer of 1988. For UHF/Tulsa connections, memories, and info on many of the locations used, click here