Marijuana Matinee

It’s impossible to pin down the first person who decided to combine everyone’s favorite illegal recreation drug with going to the cinema, but that stoner should probably be awarded. Pot helps make every movie funnier, scarier, more thrilling, and overall more entertaining. It also encourages plenty of snarky comments. It’s the kind of idea RiffTrax was born out of.

If you’re unfamiliar with RiffTrax, let us put it in layman’s terms. The trio is made up of the same members of MST3K, the cult TV show when the SyFy channel still had the term Sci-Fi in it. Now RiffTrax brings its ability to make B-movies, masterpieces, with the ultimate weed flick of all time.

RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness is a celebration of ’30s propaganda paranoia and the comedy it inspires. So beware, squares! There will probably be some high people laughing at the Magnolia Place 16 (9645 Westview Drive, Coral Springs) on Tuesday. The show starts at 8 p.m. Regular admission prices apply. Call 954-345-4113, or visit rifftrax.com.
Tue., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., 2010

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Mike Sauer