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Want to watch 'RoboCop' at the center of the film's action? Of course, you do!

'RoboCop' is one of the '80s finest films; a violent blend of black comedy, science fiction and crime thriller. Set in Detroit in the near-future, the film is about a policeman (Peter Weller) killed in the line of duty whom the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. Oh yes! It is absolutely as brilliant as it sounds.

Saturday night (Aug. 14), 'RoboCop' will be shown at Detroit's Russell Industrial Center, the warehouse where the pivotal moments in the movie take place. Bring your own seating and arrive early for a good spot. No pets allowed. Check Facebook for more information about the event.


Want to watch 'RoboCop' at the center of the film's action? Of course, you do!

'RoboCop' is one of the '80s finest films; a violent blend of black comedy, science fiction and crime thriller. Set in Detroit in the near-future, the film is about a policeman (Peter Weller) killed in the line of duty whom the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop. Oh yes! It is absolutely as brilliant as it sounds.

Saturday night (Aug. 14), 'RoboCop' (1987) will be shown at Detroit's Russell Industrial Center, the warehouse where the pivotal moments in the movie take place. Bring your own seating and arrive early for a good spot. No pets allowed. Check Facebook for more information about the event.

Location as Character: The Russell Industrial Center serves as the abandoned steel mill where Officer Murphy is gunned down in the line of duty by crime boss Clarence Boddicker and his henchmen. What Boddicker doesn't know is that giant conglomerate Omni Consumer Products rescues Murphy's body and transforms him into the ultimate crime fighter, a half-man, half-machine, all-buttkicking RoboCop.

RoboCop returns to the steel mill to dispatch Boddicker and his men in an over-the-top shoot-out that even involves some toxic waste. If you want to see the splatter on the big-screen, be sure to check out Saturday's screening.

Historical Significance: The Russell Industrial Center is an art mecca/small business haven in the Midwest, according to to the facility's website. "With over 150 commercial tenants from all different creative backgrounds, it is an ideal place to create and work. Architects, painters, clothing designers, glass blowers, wood craftsman, metal sculptors, graphic designers and the like find the R.I.C. an ideal place to network and exhibit," the site boasts.

Construction on the seven building complex began in 1915 and was completed in 1925. It was originally home to the Murray Mfg. Company, an auto body supplier.

Directions:

I-75 from the North

Take I-75 south towards Detroit to the Grand River/Clay Exit (#54). Turn left onto Clay at the traffic light. The RIC is the building complex on the right, just past the overpass.

I-75 from the South
Take I-75 north to Grand River/Clay Exit (#54). Turn right onto Clay at the traffic light. The RIC on the right, just past the overpass.

Visitor's Info: The center hosts a variety of different artistic events, such as the People's Arts Festival, started in 2007. This year's festival will take place on August 28 and 29. RIC events are open to the public.