Celebrate 4/20 With Nationwide Screenings Of 'The Grateful Dead Movie'

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You can't celebrate 4/20 this year with the late cannabis icon Jerry Garcia, but you can do the next best thing by swinging by the theater to watch the rerelease of 'The Grateful Dead Movie' (1977). To celebrate the documentary's 40th anniversary, Fathom Events will be screening 'The Grateful Dead Movie' in select theaters across the country for one day only - April 20th, of course.

The film, which was co-directed by Garcia and Academy Award winner Leon Gast, features live performances of Grateful Dead classics like 'Casey Jones', 'Sugar Magnolia', 'One More Saturday Night' and more. The doc was filmed in October 1974 during the band's five-night stay at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

On top of live music, doc includes lots of trippy cartoons - including one sequence that puts your head inside a cosmic pinball machine.

Before the show, audiences will get exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University. So dig out your best tie-dye attire from the closet and head to the theater on 4/20.

Banner image: The Grateful Dead in 1980. Left to right: Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh. Not pictured: Brent Mydland.

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