The blockbuster '80s film inspired action figures, a Nintendo game, three sequels, a remake, song titles, and helped karate go mainstream in the States. Daniel-san's first time under the wing of Mr. Miyagi (R.I.P. Pat Morita) is regarded as the best by critics (90% Rotten Tomatoes rating!), and is loved by fans. Maybe seeing the original on the big screen will erase your memory of last year's terrible remake. Hopefully.

ArcLight has a no late-seating policy, so when the show starts, they stop selling tickets. Get there early and grab them from a kiosk, or cop them online.

The Karate Kid (1984)
Wednesday, April 20
7:30 p.m.
ArcLight Beach Cities
831 S. Nash St., El Segundo, CA
Tickets $13.50