In Cry-Baby , a Pre- Pirates Johnny Depp stars as Wade “Cry-baby” Walker, a nearly juvenile delinquent from the wrong side of the tracks. Through some singing and gyrating, Walker begins to fall for a pretty blond “square” named Allison (Amy Locane) whose nosy grandmother (Polly Bergen) believes that good girls shouldn't get involved with bad boys.
In Hairspray , once talk-show host Ricki Lake takes the stage as “pleasantly plump” Tracy Turnblad, a unique soul with strange parents (Jerry Stiller and Divine) who lands a spot on a local teen dance show in 1962 and, from there, teaches her counterparts a thing or two about integration. The film is priceless teen satire at it's best.
The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. All shows are double features. Tickets are $7 or $6 for students with valid ID. For show times and more information, visit www.michaelwilliams.com/beverlycinema.