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: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix Many, CBS 2 Investigation Finds
“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: Neighbors Alarmed After Rash Of Robberies In Lakeview; Police Patrols Increased Along Southport Avenue
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: Alsip Woman Still Fighting For Change To Rules After Getting Snow Route Ticket, Despite No Sign About It
There will be special screenings of ‘Wayne’s World’ across the area on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday Feb. 8.