‘Miami Connection’ screening set for March 6 at Smoke & Barrel Tavern

Event poster


Do you like motorcycle ninjas? Martial arts rock bands? Watching bad movies with your friends at a local watering hole?

As it happens, there is an event in Fayetteville this week that will includes all three of those things.

Bo Counts, local resident and host of the Drive-In Speakerbox podcast, will host a screening of the 1980s cult classic movie, Miami Connection on Wednesday night at Smoke & Barrel Tavern.

For those who aren’t familiar, the film was originally released in 1988, and is the story of martial arts synth rock band (not joking), Dragon Sound, and their quest to stamp out a group of cocaine dealing motorcycle ninjas (yep) who have taken over the city of Orlando.

The original release was limited to only eight theaters in Orlando, along with a very small VHS distribution. That was until Alamo Drafthouse programmer Zack Carlson re-released it in 2012 when it was hailed by critics for its ridiculousness/awesomeness.

Tickets are $3 in advance at Smoke & Barrel, or $5 on Wednesday night. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. If things go well, Counts said he’d love to do more events like this.

Miami Connection trailer