Bobbi Washechek
Kansas Public Radio

KPR’s Cinema a Go-Go brings cheesy teenage rebellion to the screen Jan. 10

Fri, 12/20/2019

LAWRENCE — "Retro Cocktail Hour" brings Cinema a Go-Go back to the big screen at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Liberty Hall.

It’s a night filled with teenage rebellion, hot rods and poor choices from the casts and characters of "High School Confidential" (1958) and "Date Bait! " (1960).

"High School Confidential," starring Russ Tamblyn  — just off his Oscar-nominated turn in "West Side Story" — plays Tony Baker, the new kid at Santa Bellow High, whose cocky attitude leads him to infiltrate a local gang.

The second feature film is "Date Bait!" where two confused teenagers are in love and want to get hitched, but their uptight parents say, "No way!'' The couple find themselves on the wrong side of town bombarded by a pack of hoodlums.

General admission tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the Liberty Hall box office. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Before the show and during intermission, KPR staff will be selling "Retro Cocktail Hour" T-shirts and the new Kansas Public Radio T-shirts .

KPR, an 18-time winner of the KAB’s Station of the Year, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM (KPR2) in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online at, and KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.

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