There are two things that are true about comedy: first it is subjective. What is funny to one person may not be necessarily funny to another. And two: comedy often is of its time. In other words, sometimes what was funny 10 years ago, just isn’t anymore. For example, if there’s a joke surrounding a phone booth, 3/4 of the audience might not even get it. So when you find a movie that everyone universally finds funny, and they still laugh 40 years after it’s release? Well, then you’ve got comedy gold.
“Stripes” is just such a movie. Along with “Caddyshack” and “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes” is a Billy Murray comedic masterpiece, and now we get to see it as never before…in a theater. Nothing is better than the shared experience of a great comedy in a movie theater and I can’t wait for this one. Fathom Events will be hosting special screenings of the film across the country to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the military comedy. As a bonus, Bill Murray and Ivan Reitman will reflect on the film and what it meant to their careers. The 40th-anniversary screenings will be on August 29 and September 2. Tickets can be purchased through Fathom Events.