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Your 4/20 Classic Cinema Virtual Event Guide: 'Reefer Madness' And 'Drug Stories'

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Odds are high that you have nowhere to go (we know, hard to resist). So, we offer this for your viewing pleasure. After all, marijuanary dispensaries are currently an essential business.


The Alamo Drafthouse's virtual cinema series celebrates 4/20 by making two drug-themed films available online. The classic 1936 propaganda film Reefer Madness is a histrionic laugher that shows how one toke can ruin lives. Drug Stories is a collection of classroom scare films, designed to keep kids away from drugs through bizarre re-enactments and anti-drug messaging. The film rental includes vintage commercials.

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