“RoboCop Day” Honors Future of American Justice with the Detroit Tigers and Local Police
To commemorate the Blu-ray and DVD release of ROBOCOP on June 3, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (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. *while supplies last
RoboCop will then hit the streets on the way to Comerica Park to throw out the first pitch before the Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
- 11:45 a.m. – Press Check-in
- 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
WHERE: Detroit Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters – 1301 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Comerica Park – 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
WHY: 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, ROBOCOPstars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In ROBOCOP, 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 & Michael Miner, and produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures’ released ROBOCOP theatrically on February 12, 2014.