Ride in Theater presents screening of “Short Circuit”

Johnny 5 comes back to life this month at the Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater’s screening of “Short Circuit.”

The classic 1986 film, which features actors Steve Guttenberg and Ally Sheedy, will screen at the Watergardens on Sept. 12 to close out the Port of Corpus Christi’s Summer Movie Series partnership with Ride-In.

The film follows Number 5, a military robot who, after being experimented on, experiences an unexpected transformation when struck by lightning.

He suddenly begins to develop self-awareness, consciousness and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory where he was created.


With the help of a young woman, Sheedy, Number 5, aka Johnny 5, tries to evade capture and convince his creator and the government that he has truly become alive.

This month’s screening is sure to not disappoint with food vendors Callie’s Cajun, The Mix Grill and Fulton Kettle Corn in attendance. CC Liquor Catering also will be on site serving up a variety of adult beverages.

The Port of Corpus Christi also will feature a Best Robot Dance Contest before the screening. Because Number 5 became self-aware, they want to know if YOU can take his place as a robot. So turn on some Robot Rock and practice moving like you haven’t seen an oilcan in years. Prizes will be announced at the event.

After months of fundraising and paperwork and thanks to its loyal fans and many gracious donors, the Ride-In Theater officially became a 501C3 nonprofit organization in August. This will allow the Ride-In Theater to grow and provide a fun and free event for years to come.

Vendors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will screen as soon as the sun goes down, so make sure to get to the Watergardens early to claim your spot. Lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, hammocks, blow-up couches, etc. are all welcome.

If you’ve never attended a Ride-In before or would like more information, visit facebook.com/ccrideintheater.



Interested in becoming a Ride-In sponsor? Contact co-founder Lexi Buquet at lexi@bucketworksadvertising.com for more information.



What: Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater screening of “Short Circuit”

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12

Where: The Watergardens, downtown

Cost: Free

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