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Star of 1989 film ‘Say Anything’ coming to Wichita for a screening, audience discussion

Lloyd Dobler himself will be in Wichita this summer for a screening and discussion about the 1989 movie “Say Anything.”

John Cusack, who starred in the movie as lovesick Lloyd Dobler, will be at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway, on June 13, the venue announced this morning. The theater will show the film, which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and then Cusack will participate in a moderated conversation and audience question-and-answer session.

The movie, which was Cusack’s breakout role, produced an iconic image: Cusack, dressed in a trench coat, holds a boom box high over his head, blasting the song “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel in hopes his estranged girlfriend will hear it.

Tickets start will be $43.25, $53.25, $63.25, $73.25 and $153.50 and will go on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Select-A-Seat box office at Intrust Bank Arena, at or by calling 316-755-4328.

Cusack, now 52, has appeared in more than 70 films, including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank” and “Being John Malkovich.” He also starred in the 2005 film “The Ice Harvest,” which was set in Wichita.

“Say Anything,” which follows the complicated romance between Dobler and good girl Diane Court, played by Ione Skye, also stars John Mahoney and Lili Taylor.