March 26, 2018—Asheville Brewing Company’s annual Classic Comedy Month is back! Every Wednesday in April, come see a comedy movie from the past on the big screen at Asheville Pizza & Brewing’s Theater. Plus, the brew crew has created a new beer to match each movie. We chose each beer’s name from many amazing online submissions from our loyal customers.
Each of the movies we are showing are rated “R” for strong adult language, adult situations, some nudity, and violence.
Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Animal House, 40th Anniversary Screening
“Animal House” is more than a classic comedy. It is truly iconic. The movie broke rules of comedy, created new ones, and had an enormous impact on every comedy writer and director that followed.
The cast is ridiculously talented with several future stars appearing in their first on-screen roles. John Belushi completed his run to stardom with this movie while also becoming the most popular poster to ever be put on a dorm room wall.
We expect to see several toga-wearing people singing “Shamma Lama Ding Dong” with Otis Day & the Knights.
The “Animal House” party beer is Triple Secret Probation IPA. It’s a triple IPA that quickly puts you in a party mood.
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Vacation, 35th Anniversary Screening
So many people love “Christmas Vacation”, but the original movie of the “Vacation” series is without a doubt the funniest. Chevy Chase was at the top of his game as Clark Griswold, and he made the character an all-time comedy icon.
This is the movie where we first meet Cousin Eddie and his backwoods, dysfunctional family. Christie Brinkley was introduced to the world and became an instant star. Anthony Michael Hall, John Candy, and Eugene Levy were all hilarious in one of their earliest roles.
And it will come as no surprise the script was written by the 80’s movie writer/director genius, John Hughes. It’s pretty amazing how much pop culture influence Hughes had on the 1980s.
The “Vacation” beer is “This is Hazy, This is Hazy, This is Hazy” Sacch Trois IPA. Beware; you may make bad choices drinking this beer—such as jumping into a freezing cold swimming pool with someone who is not your wife.
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 pm.
Coming to America, 30th Anniversary Screening
Eddie Murphy was already one of the biggest movie stars in the world before “Coming to America” was released, and he instantly took the title of funniest person in the world after this movie came out.
Lots of people have seen one, but few remember seeing it in a dark theater with 150 fans. April 11th is your chance to do so. There are a ridiculous number of great actors, scenes, and lines that will forever make it one of the funniest comedies of all time.
McDowell’s. The barber shop. Soul Glo. Randy Watson and the Sexual Chocolate Band. The multiple characters brilliantly played by Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
The “Coming to America” beer is King Jaffe’s Zamundian IPL (India Pale Lager). A beer fit for royalty but also perfect with a Big Mick at McDowell’s.
Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.
The Big Lebowski, 20th Anniversary Screening
It’s an understatement to say “The Big Lebowski” became an instant classic on its release 20 years ago. In truth, it became an iconic movie that spawned a yearly festival as well as a spiritual movement based on The Dude’s approach to life.
Every actor in this movie is at the top of his or her game as are the legendary writing/directing/producing duo, the Coen Brothers. John Goodman’s portrayal of the sweet, yet psychotic, Walter really ties the movie all together. Watching him is a master class in acting.
This is one movie we hope they never make a sequel to because it could never match the original.
“The Big Lebowski” beer is Oat Soda Lager. It’s the perfect beer when bowling a few frames and also for after a long adventure where nothing was solved or really accomplished.