Big Top Pee Wee Finishes at Guild

Big Top Pee Wee at the Guild Cinema

Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30,  11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Directed by Randal Kleiser – 1988 – 86m.
Mom’s Matinee – All seats $5.00, cash only

Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) runs away to the circus — or, rather, the circus runs away to him — in director Randal Kleiser’s follow-up to Tim Burton’s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. More a companion piece than a true sequel, Big Top Pee-Wee finds our hero as a farmer with a talking pig (voiced by Wayne White) and a slightly insufferable fiancee (Penelope Ann Miller); his simple yet somewhat boring life gets a sudden jolt of excitement when an entire traveling circus plops onto his land, courtesy of a tornado. Soon, Pee-Wee has circus fever, inspiring the ringmaster (Kris Kristofferson) to produce a new act that gives homage to the American farmer … and falling for the gorgeous trapeze artist (Valeria Golino). Big Top Pee-Wee has elements that are even more absurdist than anything in that of its predecessor.  The film debut of Benicio Del Toro, who appears as Duke the Dog-Faced Boy.

The Guild Cinema is located at 3405 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.


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