Detroit To Celebrate ‘RoboCop Day’ On Tuesday
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Everybody’s favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg is returning home to Detroit next week. And an announcement will be made about him moving here permanently.
Tuesday, June 2 is being called “RoboCop Day” in the Motor City. Detroit police and others will have the chance to take part in a meet-and-greet with RoboCop, who also will throw out the first pitch at the Tigers game that night.
It’s all part of a daylong celebration in honor of the DVD release of this year’s “RoboCop” remake of the 1980s science fiction movie, which was set in a futuristic and crime-ridden Detroit.
Plus, organizers say an announcement will be made about the statue expected to be installed in Detroit later this year.
The movement for a RoboCop statue started in 2011 after a social networking campaign exploded in support of the project.
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