UPDATE (11/13): Kalamazoo State Theatre has once again closed to in-person entertainment until further notice.

Last week, the Kalamazoo State Theatre announced their collaboration with Herbology to bring you the Herbology 2020 Movie Series, five films with one very obvious commonality; marijuana. Two of the five films in the series were revealed last week, with a tease of more to come, and trust me, it was well worth the wait. Get ready to revisit some of your favorite stoner classics, and, for some of you, see them on the big screen for very first time.

Once again, there are two show times for each film in the Herbology 2020 Movie Series, 2:00pm or 8:00pm, to ensure that each screening is compliant with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines regarding social distancing.

Coming up Saturday, November 28th is The Big Lebowski, a story of mistaken identity, kidnapping, and a rug that really brought the room together. Though it didn't see box office success when it debuted in 1998, there's no doubt that Lebowski quickly shot to cult classic status. If you missed the first big screen run, this might be your chance to get the full screen experience with The Dude, Sobchak, and Donny.

Saturday, December 12th, strap in for a movie about absolutely nothing featuring performances from stars who were just starting to rise like Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and Parker Posey. Dazed and Confused follows incoming Freshmen and Seniors on the first night of the summer and their rites of passage. Here's a fun drinking game; take a sip every time Mitch touches the bridge of his nose.

Wrapping up the five film series is Pineapple Express on Saturday, December 19th. I know what you're thinking; Seth Rogan in a movie featuring marijuana? It can't be! But it is! Rogan plays Dale, a pot aficionado who happens to witness a mob killing. In the panic to leave the scene, he drops some very rare bud that can be used to identify him and track him down. Enlisting the help of his dealer, the two go on the run.

Tickets for all shows are $17 each, and can be purchased here. Hopefully this is the beginning of a beautiful partnership between The State and Herbology. Of the collaboration, Harry Phillips, Director of Marketing for the Kalamazoo State Theatre, said of Herbology, "Their support is helping us be able to bring entertainment like this to the community." Lets make it a successful run, Kalamazoo!

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