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Coney Island USA

Coney Island USA
Apr 14 | Sun | 1PM | $20
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Coney Island USA at Coney Island USA
The ‘80s are back at Coney Island USA.

For one day only, relive the excess of this decade with a special screening of the 1984 Troma classic The Toxic Avenger!

To help celebrate The Toxic Avenger’s 40th Anniversary, director and producer Lloyd Kaufman will be hanging out at the Freak Bar before the movie begins where you can pick up the latest and greatest Troma merch. Following the screening, he’ll be joined by stars of the movie, Robert Prichard (Slug) and Gary Schneider (Bozo) for a Q&A moderated by Coney Island USA’s Artistic Director, Adam Rinn.

Let’s see if you got any guts…tease up your hair and show up in your best 1980’s finery…yeah, we mean neon, spandex, big shoulder pads, and your favorite Twisted Sister t-shirt for an unforgettable day in Coney Island. The best dressed will win a rad prize pack.

But wait, there’s more…our Retro Arcade video games will be set to free play all afternoon and we’ll have special sideshow performances right before the screening.

Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is the longest-running, independent movie studio in North America, and it's one of the very few genuine brand names in the industry. Troma is world famous for producing & distributing classics such as Kaufman's "The Toxic Avenger", Trey Parker's "Cannibal! The Musical", "Poultrygeist", "Class of Nuke 'Em High", Charles Kaufman's "Mother's Day" & "Tromeo & Juliet".

Many of today's luminaries can be found in Troma's library of 1000 films, TV shows & shorts. Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D'Onofrio, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gunn & Eli Roth are just a few notable Troma-lumni.

In 2023, Legendary Entertainment produced a $50,000,000 reimagining of The Toxic Avenger by Macon Blair starring Peter Dinklage, Kevin Bacon and other Hollywood notables. Keep your eyes open for the theatrical release coming soon.

Troma Blu-rays, DVDs, books, shirts & Tromabilia can be purchased at Troma's classic & new films & exclusive extras can be viewed at

Doors at 1:00

2:00-5:00 - Adam will be DJing all your favorite 80’s hits in the Freak Bar

5:00 - Sideshow performances, costume contest winners announced and Toxic Avenger screening in the Sideshows by the Seashore Theater

6:45 - Q&A with Lloyd Kaufman, Robert Prichard and Gary Schneider

$20 Toxic Avenger Screening and Q&A

Freak Bar events are free.

Venue: Coney Island USA

1208 Surf Ave. Map