KALAMAZOO BEER WEEK: CADDYSHACK

Director Harold Ramis
Year 1980
Starring Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe
Rating R
Run Time 98min
Age Policy

21 and up. No one under 21 admitted.

More Info IMDb

In honor of Kalamazoo Beer Week, we're presenting the classic 1980 Chevy Chase/Rodney Dangerfield/Bill Murray/Ted Knight comedy with a full multi-course Beer Dinner. You'll be happier than a dancing gopher by the time the night is over!

Course 1 - Wake & Bake: House-made fried donut topped with Cheerios and baked with a sweet glaze. Paired with Tapistry Beatnik Belgian Blonde
Course 2 - Free Bowl of Soup: You don't even have to buy the hat to get it! A warm bowl of house-made beer cheese soup made and paired with Tapistry London Bridgman.
Course 3 - Low-Grade Dog Food: Sends regards to the chef for this hearty steak and mashed potato course topped with beer-infused gravy. Paired with Tapistry Bat Country Brown Ale.
Course 4 - Cinderella Story: It's not doodie, it's your dessert! A beer-battered, deep-fried Baby Ruth bar, fresh out of the pool. Paired with Tapistry Dubbel Standaard.

Man, I wish I'd worked at an amusement park, or a swimming pool, or a summer camp, or a country club for at least one summer during high school or college. I've never even liked golf all that much, but I think I would if I could have a summer like this. Not only would I get to hook up with the rich hot girl visiting from New York, but I'd get to be friends with Chevy Chase back when he was an endearing sarcastic blowhard, I'd get to hang out with Bill Murray and I'd get to win a college scholarship with the help of explosions! Come on!

So maybe working at a real country club isn't like that at all, but it sure should be. CADDYSHACK shows us everything that an '80s movie can be, complete with the old windbag who doesn't like kids and the misfits who just want to have fun, the random shots of boobs when you least expect them, and, of course, quotable line after quotable line. So it's got that going for it, which is nice. And we'll make it even nicer by subtitling all of our favorite lines, bringing in special props (you'd totally eat a Baby Ruth from a pool right?), and start the whole shebang off with a bit of a putting competition.

"There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball. Na na na na na na na na na na na" "And that's all she wrote." (Henri Mazza)

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