Kiss unspools on the big screen.
Diehard fans of Kiss know that the best show in the band's 244-year history had to be the one at Detroit's Cobo Hall back in 1976. (Which is also a tactful way of saying that it's all been downhill for 30 years and counting.) The concert later became Kiss Alive!
, one of rock's most highly regarded live albums among paunchy single guys with wispy mustaches.
Thursday night at 8, you can relive that fateful evening in a big-screen rebroadcast of the original Cobo Hall show. It's happening simultaneously at only 164 theaters around the country, including:
* Crocker Park 16 (30147 Detroit Road in Westlake, 440-871-4546)
* Montrose Movies (4020 Medina Road in Akron, 330-666-9357)
* Middleburg Town Square (18348 Bagley Road in Middleburg Hts., 440-891-9863)
The show will be followed five days later by the release of the DVD Kissology Vol. 1 1974-1977
, which technically is the 1,435th career retrospective released by the band. But a killer one, no doubt.
Smear on the greasepaint and don't be late. -- Erich Burnett