FILMS

DINNER AND A MOVIE:
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S
VACATION

 

September 13, 2020

(Rain date: September 20)

The Whitechapel Projects

15 2nd Ave, Long Branch

Dinner: 6:00pm

Film: 7:00pm 

Comedy | Rated R | 98 min. | Directed by Harold Ramis

Chevy Chase mans the wheel and convinces his all-American family that the way to really enjoy their holiday is to hit the road west for Wally World. And so the Griswolds take us in their station wagon on the ultimate comic cross-country trip full of laughs, landmarks, falling asleep at the wheel, and just how to deal with annoying Aunt Edna's untimely fate in the middle of the "perfect" vacation. Featuring the hysterically zany cast of John Candy, Eugene Levy, Anthony Michael Hall, Brian Doyle-Murray, Randy Quaid, and Christie Brinkley.

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ALL IS TRUE

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