‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Stars Coming to Louisville for Movie Screening

Stars of the film “Napoleon Dynamite” are heading to Louisville to bring laughs and the nostalgia of the 2004 cult classic.

The film based in a small Idaho town follows the story of an awkward teen named Napoleon (played by Jon Heder) who often struggles to fit in at school. Later, he befriends the new kid at school, Pedro (played by Efren Ramirez) who is Hispanic and speaks a small amount of English. Together the two go through basic high school antics at prom, class president elections and more.

While Napoleon is trying to help his newfound friend Pedro run for class president, his uncle Rico (played by Jon Gries) comes to town to babysit him and his brother Kip (played by Aaron Ruell) after their grandmother is injured. Uncle Rico, who is strangely nostalgic for his high school football years, relentlessly antagonizes his nephew and tries to get him involved in strange antics like a Tupperware-selling scheme.

Heder, Gries, and Ramirez are showing the film at the Louisville Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 4. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m., and the three stars are doing a meet and greet beforehand and answering questions afterward. 

Tickets range from $29 to $128 with general admission, VIP admission and meet-and-greet packages. All seats, except for the VIP section, are first come first serve. Tickets are available through Mad Hatter Shows here.

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Stars Coming to Louisville for Movie Screening

Gracie Vanover is a senior journalism and multimedia student at Indiana University. She has also been heavily involved in journalism since high school. In the past, Gracie has been the Editor-in-Chief of her high school and college paper and also the producer for her high school’s broadcasting program. In her free time, Gracie helps run a non-profit in Louisville called Arts Angle Vantage to get youth involved in both the arts and journalism revolving around the arts.

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