Thirty years ago, Kevin Bacon taught Bomont — and the nation — that the kids just want to dance. That’s right, it was on this day in 1984 when “Footloose” made its way to theaters becoming a box office hit, Oscar nominee for Best Song and a soundtrack sensation. So this President’s Day, take a few minutes to remember that feeling you had when you first wanted to kick off your Sunday shoes.
Below, we have 7 clips from the film, highlighting the struggle the kids faced from the crusty adults, who didn’t want their arms akimbo and legs flailing within city limits. And then after that, compare and contrast the final big dance scene from Herbert Ross‘ original movie and Craig Brewer‘s country-fried 2011 musical remake. Sorry Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, you’re no Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer. Check it all out below.