It doesn’t have to be Rex Manning Day to celebrate this classic ’90s film.
Damn the man, save the Empire!
25 years ago this month, a little-seen film first opened in only four markets across the country — later becoming a cult classic and total time capsule of the mid-’90s.
Featuring a cast of future stars — including Liv Tyler, Oscar winner Renee Zellweger and Robin Tunney — and one helluva soundtrack, “Empire Records” was a flop at the box office at the time. The movie — which revolved around the employees of an indie record store fighting back against a corporate takeover — only earned $273,188 total in theaters.
The movie, however, eventually got some love when it was released on VHS. In recent years, the appreciation and nostalgia factor has only grown, with annual Rex Manning Day celebrations taking over social…