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April 27, 2007
Sylvia? Yes, Mickey

Back before Jennifer Grey rhinoplastied herself into obscurity, she starred in a little film we like to call "Dirty Dancing." Because, well, that its name.

And it was love. What hard-hearted misanthrope wouldn't love the story of a naive teenager on a family vacation in the Catskills who meets a rebellious, um, dancer who teaches her not only a mean pachengo, but several valuable life lessons to boot? I still think it was robbed at the Ocsars. Oh, you say it wasn't nominated for an Oscar? You hush your mouth. Nobody puts "Dirty Dancing" in the corner.

And, if you, like me, hold the firm belief that there aren't enough "Dirty Dancing" viewings in the world, then you're in luck. In honor of the movie's 20th anniversary (gah, has it really been 20 years?), a special edition DVD is being released May 8 AND 300 movie theaters across the country will be hosting a special, two-night-only showing of the classic.

And, of course, I would hardly be getting you all worked up if there weren't some screenings to take place in Sac and its environs.

The scheduled area theaters: the Regal Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16, the UA Laguna Village 12, the UA Olympus Pointe 12 in Roseville, and the Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14. Show dates and time: May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Hey, at $10, it's a few cents more than your average movie, but then, DD has never been average. I can still sing every lyric of "She's Like the Wind."

And I do. Every morning. At my shrine to Patrick Swayze. Because I've had the time of my life. And I owe it all to you.

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