Ken Shamrock coming to Retro Cinema Saturday

May. 24, 2013 @ 04:34 AM

Ken Shamrock, a mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer and a professional wrestler, is coming to Forest City Saturday.

Shamrock is coming to the o Retro Cinema 4 Saturday to sign   autographs and rub shoulders with his fans, he posted on YouTube. “Lets save that cinema,”  he says on You Tube. 

According to Cinema owner, Mike Packett, Shamrock emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history of mixed martial arts, headlining over 15 main events and co-main events in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championships during the course of his career and set numerous pay-per-view records with his drawing power.  

Shamrock is widely considered to be a legendary figure and icon in the sport of mixed martial arts.  Shamrock was named “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” by ABC News in a special entitled “The World’s Most Dangerous Things” in the early part of his UFC career, a name which has become synonymous as his nickname.

He will spend the entire day at Retro Cinema and is planning to stay and watch UFC 160 that night with his fans. 

 Regular admission is $25 in advance and $35 at the door.  VIP tickets are $50.  The first 100 people to get their VIP tickets early, will get early admission to meet Sanford  and get an autographed t-shirt.  All admission tickets include the viewing of UFC 160 Saturday night.  

Silent bids are being taken for 10 very lucky fans to be able to go out and eat with Shamrock for dinner before the UFC fight. SNbS

Retro Cinema is the only cinema in the county and is holding fundraisers and events to raise money that is needed to upgrade its four projectors to digital.  This is a mandatory requirement that Hollywood is issuing to all theaters.  Without the upgrade, the cinema will be forced to go out of business, because Hollywood is no longer going to be making movies on 35mm film.