Napoleon Dynamite, Pedro are coming to Wichita for screening, ‘freewheeling’ discussion

Vote for Pedro, make yourself a dang quesadilla and mark your calendars for Nov. 13, which is when the cast of “Napoleon Dynamite” will invade Wichita.

Three stars of the 2004 cult comedy classic — Jon Heder, who portrayed Napoleon, Efren Ramirez, who was his pal Pedro, and Jon Gries, who starred as Uncle Rico — will appear at the Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg, for a screening of the film followed by a “lively, freewheeling moderated discussion,” according to the venue’s website.

Reserved floor seats will be $34, $44 and $104, and general admission tickets will be $24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday at www.etix.com. Those who want to take advantage of a presale on Thursday should text COMEDY to 49798.

“Napoleon Dynamite” tells the story of an awkward Idaho teen and his friend, Pedro, who is running for class president. It culminates with an epic dance scene and is one of the most quoted films of the 2000s.

For more information, visit the Cotillion’s page about the show.

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Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook page is the go-to place for diners to get information about local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and speaks to groups all over Wichita about dining.