Empire Records, the 1995 film featuring the likes of Renee Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Ethan Embry, Robin Tunney and more, still holds a special place in fans’ hearts, which has led them to get the film to trend on Twitter the morning of April 8.
As any fan of the cult classic will know, the film takes place on April 8 when the titular record store hosts an in-store appearance from aging pop star Rex Manning. The day is affectionately dubbed “Rex Manning Day” in the film.
As of publishing, “Rex Manning” was the number two trend in the United States! Here are some notable tweets celebrating “Rex Manning Day.”
Rex Manning and Save the Empire are both currently trending under the subject “Politics” as they should.— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) April 8, 2021
We mustn't dwell. No, not today. We can't! Not on Rex Manning Day! pic.twitter.com/xSSE0MoAMg— Brad Legere (@BradHFX) April 8, 2021
Happy Rex Manning day! Damn the man, save the Empire! pic.twitter.com/dqaswOwnMY— marshy (@sirmarshy) April 8, 2021
Happy Rex Manning Day to the ‘90s teens and the ‘90s teens only. pic.twitter.com/aWimJ6N3j2— The Verse Witch (@VerseWitch) April 8, 2021
“This music is the glue of the world Mark. It’s what holds it all together. Without this, life would be meaningless.”— Empire Records The Musical (@EmpireRecBway) April 8, 2021
Happy Rex Manning Day everyone! pic.twitter.com/kiJJvwr7Q7
A joyous Rex Manning day to my fellow gen Xers. pic.twitter.com/Dbl4aZsZO7— Ellie still wears her mask. 🐙 (@EllieSageRN) April 8, 2021
Happy Rex Manning Day to those who celebrate! pic.twitter.com/Cm6G5Ro58W— em is back in town (@emisbackintown7) April 8, 2021