Despite its release more than a decade ago, "Clerks" is just one of those movies I never get tired of watching. I was surprised to find out that I'm in good company on this one, as the Colonial Theatre will be showing it on the big screen this Sunday at 2 p.m. In case you somehow missed its debut back in 1994 (which I'll admit to, having been 7 years old at the time), here's your chance to see it in the theatre just as you could have in the late, great '90s.
"Clerks" chronicles one day in the life of two New Jersey convenience store clerks, providing the rest of us a "fly on the wall" type view of the kinds of ridiculous characters and situations overlooked guys like Dante and Randall deal with on a daily basis. One of the best parts is that the movie is broken up into "chapters" named with large vocabulary words that serve as a summary of the upcoming situation. Though it's a classic example of the "if it can go wrong, it definitely will" type movie, you can always rely on Kevin Smith to turn something hackneyed into something genius. This is exactly what brought "Clerks" (and the rest of Smith's film series) a bit more mainstream success than most independent films.
If you wind up liking "Clerks," you'll have much more Kevin Smith to enjoy, with movies like "Mallrats" and "Dogma" following. Much like 1991's "Waiting," Clerks is yet another day-in-the-life movie that will remind you to keep your cool next time you're displeased in a store, restaurant or any other service establishment.
For ticket prices, please go to http://www.thecolonialtheatre.com or call 610-917-0223.
Christine is a Communications student at Penn State University and a contributor for both Phoenixvillenews.com and The Phoenix.