CHICAGO (CBS) — It has been 25 years since actress Tia Carrere’s breakout role in ‘Wayne’s World,’ and she is getting ready to celebrate the movie that helped put her in the national spotlight.
The cult classic about two buddies and their basement public-access show also put Aurora, an Illinois River Town, on the national map.READ MORE: Illinois' Last Remaining Sears Store Closing In Schaumburg
“I think it’s an amazing movie,” Carrere said. “I think it’s about underdogs striving to make their dreams come true with their best friends.”
Wayne’s basement was carefully recreated in the Aurora house, helping to kick-off movie screenings beginning this weekend.READ MORE: Watchdog Report Says CPD Has Taken Few Steps To Fix Problems With Records Management In Court Cases
And Carrere will be part of the fun.
“It’s this time capsule, but also, it’s timeless. So it’s kind of both,” Carrere said.MORE NEWS: 860 Afghan Refugees Coming To Illinois From First Wave Of Resettlement
There will be special screenings of ‘Wayne’s World’ across the area on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday Feb. 8.