Empire Records Screening - SOLD OUT

MONDAY APRIL 8, 2024 at 7:00PM

VENUE The Princeton Garden Theatre


In anticipation of McCarter Theatre Center's world premiere musical adaptation of Empire Records, we’re throwing it back to the 90’s. Celebrate Rex Manning Day with us by immersing yourself in the original cult classic on the big screen – and on the most iconic day itself!
At this free screening you'll get to sneak a peek at McCarter's electrifying upcoming season and enjoy a few surprises. 


About the Movie
Empire Records is centered around the eclectic staff of an independent record store over the course of a single, life-changing day. As they band together to combat a corporate takeover and navigate the complexities of love, loyalty, and personal growth, the store becomes more than just a workplace. It becomes a battleground for the soul of music itself.

What's Rex Manning Day?
Rex Manning Day, born from the 1995 film Empire Records, commemorates the day aging pop idol Rex Manning visits the Empire Records store for an autograph session. Recognized annually on April 8th, this fictional holiday has transcended its cinematic origins to become a real-world celebration of music, resilience, and camaraderie. It’s a day to embrace the chaotic, the unpredictable, and the sheer joy of being alive, underscored by the timeless message of standing together against the odds.