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Life’s a Beach

Just because there are no good beaches in Denver doesn’t mean there are no good beach parties. Thanks to Tiki Fink Theatre, tonight you can enjoy the beach-party wonder that is The Beach Girls and the Monster, a 1965 cornball classic involving a mutant fish monster, a scientist who quits science to surf, and a whole lot of fun in the sun. “It’s pretty crappy,” promises Tiki Fink host Steve Antonio. “It’s just your typical beach-party movie with a sort of Creature From the Black Lagoon look-alike monster, music from Frank Sinatra Jr. and the Whisky a Go Go dancers.”

And just because a movie’s bad doesn’t mean that watching it won’t be a good time. After all, tonight’s party includes a groovy tiki setting, a fun crowd and lots of stiff tropical drinks, including Antonio’s personal recommendation to help the film go down easy. “Without a doubt, a Jet Pilot,” he advises. “It’s a rum-based drink [that’s] pretty complex, and it will kick your ass. I think it’s the strongest tiki drink known to man.”

The film starts at 8 p.m. at Adrift, 218 South Broadway, but you might want to get there earlier so that you can be on your second Jet Pilot by then. Admission is free, as is the popcorn. For more info, visit
Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m., 2012


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