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‘Friday’ is set to hit the big screen yet again

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In honor of 4/20 and the 20th anniversary of the film ‘Friday’, a special director’s cut will be shown in 400 theaters nationwide for one night only, Buzzfeed reports. The film starred Ice Cube as a young man who loses his job and spends a memorable day with his pot smoking/dealing friend Smokey, played by Chris Tucker. It spurred two sequels, “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next.”

It’s popularity has continued throughout the years, perhaps most famously in the phrase “Bye, Felicia,” which is now a part of pop culture.

The phrase has become the ultimate way to dismiss a person or an idea and is based on a scene in which Ice Cube’s Craig and Tucker’s Smokey reject an attempt by Felicia, played by Angela Means, to borrow a car and some marijuana.

The showing will also include a 24-minute featurette with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast, titled “Friday Straight Up.” The 1995 movie soundtrack, which went No. 1, will have a vinyl reissue on April 14.

“For the theaters, for New Line (Cinema), for the fans to want to pay homage to the movie in this way is cool,” Ice Cube told Buzzfeed. “It lets you know how much people appreciate it and how much fun it is … and it lets you know that ‘Friday’ is now a part of the American fabric.”

 

Tickets and showtimes can be found at Fathom Events. #FieldTrip

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