Party On! City of Aurora Set to Celebrate “Wayne’s World” Anniversary
"Wayne's World," the film based on Mike Myers and Dana Carvey's skit series on SNL, came out in February 1992 and the city of Aurora, Illinois will be celebrating the 25 years.
Aurora is the town where Wayne and Garth hosted their local cable show. To commemorate the anniversary, the Aurora Downtown group and the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are organizing a six-month-long celebration.
Owner of the art gallery If These Walls Could Talk, Jen Rauch, first brought up the idea of a celebration to the city. She says that February is too cold to do a lot of things, but February 3rd will be the kick off day.
"We want people to dress in flannels just as they did in the film," Rauch said.
Dozens of events are planned through July 4th including: Wayne and Garth look-alike contest, air guitar competition, movie screenings, doughnut tasting and more.
Various locations around downtown Aurora will have cardboard cutouts of the "Wayne's World" hosts. And a a replica AMC Pacer Mirth Mobile will be at Hollywood Casino downtown as well.
"This cult classic has had long legs to it, and the fact it's a filmed fictional piece that references Aurora is something that has created some fun here, and we're looking forward to celebrating it," said Marissa Amoni of the Aurora Downtown group.
"We're going to have things like Luigi's Pizza renaming their arcade 'Noah's Arcade' after the Noah Vanderhoff's arcade seen in the movie, and Jen Rauch will be hosting a First Friday's event at her store in February."
The events end with an attempt to establish a world record for the largest amount of people head banging to "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.
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