725 E Olive Ave, Fresno, California 93728
40th Boulevard Nights – VIP Meet & Greet with Danny de la Paz
We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of the film classic “Boulevard Nights” from 5pm-6pm at Bobby Salazar’s Tower District ( 725 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728) with a VIP “Eat and Greet”
Enjoy heavy Mexican food appetizers and some private time with the film’s star, Danny De La Paz. All ticket holders will also get a draft beer of their choice (must present a valid I.D.)
Stay and enjoy drinks at the bar and then take the short walk to the Tower Theatre for the screening at 7pm.
The 1979 film was directed by Michael Pressman is about life in East Los Angeles and its street gangs, and its effect on two brothers, Raymond (Richard Yniguez) and Chuco (Danny De La Paz).
Raymond is ‘straight’ — he has a job and is engaged to Shady (Marta DuBois) — while Chuco is a drug user and gang member who is about to be drawn into a gang war.
It was filmed on location and was described by film critic Roger Ebert in a contemporary review as “a sensitive and thoughtful film about the tragedy of gang warfare in the barrio”. In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.