Achilles' Third-to-Last Stand

Oct 4, 2012 at 4:00 am
Perhaps you're not old enough to recall when Led Zeppelin called it quits, or when the surviving members re-formed at the original Live Aid to do a three-song set (with Phil Collins and Tony Thompson striving to replicate John Bonham's inimitable drums), but certainly you're old enough to remember the band's most recent reunion? Back in 2007 Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham played a one-off gig in honor of Atlantic Records' head Ahmet Ertegun that reportedly generated 20 million requests for tickets. Five years later the footage of that historic concert is being broadcast around the world through the magic of the movies. Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day features an older and wiser Zeppelin cranking out sixteen hits that showcase all sides of the legendary band. You get the blasting "Black Dog," the eerie "No Quarter" and the magisterial shade and light of "Kashmir," as well as the hobbits and whimsy of "Misty Mountain Hop." You can spend the evening with the Zep at 7 p.m. at the O'Fallon 15 Cine (1320 Central Park Drive, O'Fallon, Illinois), Ronnies 20 Cine (5320 South Lindbergh Boulevard), St. Charles 18 Cine (1830 South First Capitol Drive, St. Charles). Perhaps the best option for aficionados is the Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine (450 THF Boulevard, Chesterfield), which is screening the show on the MEGA SCREEN. Tickets are $12.50.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012