Detroit to Celebrate RoboCop Day and You Can Join in the Festivities
On Tuesday, June 3, the Motor City will celebrate RoboCop Day to honor the brave men and women of the Detroit Police Department. There will be a RoboCop appearance and meet and greet, a chance for the fans to check out some screen used memorabilia and...
...the action will culminate with RoboCop throwing out the first pitch for a Detroit Tigers game.
In conjunction with the release of RoboCop on Blu-ray and DVD, RoboCop Day promises to be a memorable event and it's open to all. The afternoon activity takes place at the Detroit Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Street, Detroit. Check out the schedule below, and if you're in the Detroit area, you're primary directive is now to be sure to attend RoboCop Day!
From the Press Release
RoboCop Day (Tuesday, June 3) Schedule
12:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department arrivals
12:10 p.m. - RoboCop presentation and statue announcement
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fan photo opportunities with RoboCop
1:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department departure to protect the City of Detroit
7:00 p.m. - RoboCop throws out the first pitch at Comerica Park
About RoboCop Day
To commemorate the Blu-ray and DVD release of RoboCop on June 3, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invite the city of Detroit to honor the iconic crime fighter that helped save the city with RoboCop Day. In conjunction with Imagination Station and the Detroit Police Department, RoboCop Day will kick off with a dedication of the new monument honoring the legendary hero that will soon have a home in the city. Fans can also participate in a meet-and-greet with RoboCop, get an exclusive look at the motorcycles and props from the movie, see a mock of the statue, and get free cupcakes courtesy of Just Baked.
Detroit’s police officers have one of the toughest jobs in the U.S., and Fox wants a fun and interactive way to honor them in the heart of the city they protect each day. RoboCop Day aims to celebrate and give people a chance to meet the day-to-day heroes of Detroit and its iconic superhero, RoboCop.
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. InRoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman)–a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing – no matter the cost to Alex – to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. The film is written by Joshua Zetumer and Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, and produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures released RoboCop theatrically on February 12, 2014.
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