April 3, 2008 (limited)
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We're big fans of Mr. Las Vegas here at the Cinematheque. Well, at least one of us is. Join us for a shakin' Vegas shindig as we celebrate Wayne Newton's birthday with champagne, birthday cake (which we promise not to leave out in the rain), DJ Wayne "Rob Vilar" Newton on the turntables, and a rare screening (on 16mm film!!) of the best Vega$ episode EVER, "Dead Ringer", which stars Richard Lynch (GOD TOLD ME TO) as a delusional, homicidal Wayne Newton impersonator! The real Wayne Newton shows up with his slick black hair and fiery fists to set the record straight and to help Dan Tanna catch the killer. One of the finest hours in television history. Be there! (Kier-La Janisse)
NOTE: VEGA$ is the 1970s show with Robert Urich -- NOT the new James Caan VEGAS show. This is Wayne Newton in his prime!