Before Dave Chappelle reached cultural godhood with his titular show, before Jon Stewart was the political pundit of our times, and before marijuana jokes were the stuff of mainstream Judd Apatow flicks … there was HALF BAKED.
Cowritten by Chappelle, the plot is deceptively simple: Three weed-loving friends Thurgood (Chappelle), Brian (Jim Breuer), and Scarface (Guillermo Diaz) decide to take up dealing in order to bail their pal Kenny (Harland Williams) out of prison. Their rapid rise in the weed industry causes issues with Thurgood’s reefer-hating girlfriend –- ironically named Mary Jane Potman – and the local drug kingpin Sampson Simpson (Clarence Williams III). Things go from bad to bullet-filled once the cops get involved, but everyone comes out ok, even the Guy on the Couch.
A modest hit in 1998 (the world was still obsessively watching TITANIC), HALF BAKED has since developed a passionate fan following thanks to its celebrity cameos, adult humor, and sharp one-liners. There are a lot of marijuana movies out there, but HALF BAKED is the only one you’ll see with diabetic horse named Buttercup, the avenging ghost of Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, and the filthy, filthy confessions of Bob Saget.
When we decided to create a Food & Film event especially for the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, we couldn't resist honoring Colorado's recent decision to legalize the green, and thus the HALF BAKED CELEBRATION was born. On April 20th at 7:00pm, we'll screen the film while serving a special three-course dinner that will cure you of the munchies. We're also pairing each course with terrific beers from Great Divide , so you'll fulfill all your adult addictions:
Pizza With Everything On It
Paired with Great Divide Nomad Pilsner
Trio of Sliders:
Heffer With Cheese,
Cuban B’s Killer Sandwich
Mary Jane’s Hot Dawg
Paired with Hercules Double IPA
The Buttercup Shake, featuring Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout
The food is included in the price of your ticket, and will be delivered to your table by our team of stealthy and silent servers. If you require anything else from them, simply pop up an order card in the metal railing, and they will be by before you can assemble anything out of an avocado, an ice pick, and your snorkel.
Remember, if you need that other legal feel-good before our HALF BAKED CELEBRATION, you can order beer and cocktails right from our box office, and carry them straight into the theater with you. Trust us, you'll want to be well hydrated for those sliders.
Our cozy lobby tavern, Glass Half Full, is also open for business and carries our full food and drink menu within, so if the secondhand high of HALF BAKED has you hungering for additional sustenance, you can duck in and dine on more delicious Drafthouse food. You never need a ticket to visit Glass Half Full, so visit whenever you want to remember the summer before 9th grade, when it was you, Brian, Kenny, Scarface, and of course, the lovable Old James.
Tickets for the HALF BAKED CELEBRATION are on sale now. Squirrel Master ain't gonna be there for you if you wait, so get yours now.