The old California Police code 420 reportedly signified that someone was caught smoking marijuana. As a result, 4:20 p.m. has become the time of the day that many stoners light up, and April 20 (4/20) has become Weed Day. As the legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana has gained more traction, more people now think of the day as a legitimate holiday.
Now, the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights) has announced it will bring two marijuana-themed cult classics to the big screen on April 20 in recognition of the day's growing reputation as an unofficial holiday for pot smokers.
Appropriately, the films include Reefer Madness
, an old parental warming film about the dangers associated with cannabis, and Up in Smoke
, the classic Cheech and Chong comedy. Reefer Madness
screens at 6:45 p.m., and Up in Smoke
shows at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the double feature are on sale now at the theatre box office or online at clevelandcinemas.com
. In addition to the bargain admission, the Cedar Lee concession stand will also have happy hour drink specials with $1 off beer, wine and cocktails as well as a bottomless popcorn special for "anyone with the munchies."