This was a sleeper when it came out but has since attained cult status, and for good reason. It’s hilarious. Much of the cast of MTV’s failed (but equally hilarious) sketch comedy show The State joins forces with Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, and Paul Rudd at a summer camp circa 1981. The camp staff spends most of the time goofing off or trying to get into each others' pants, the kids are preparing for the end-of-summer talent show, and the chef has an unhealthy obsession with sweaters. It's an absurd twist on the summer teen movies of the 1980s, with some of the classic black humor that The State is famous for.

The film starts at 8 p.m., but if you show up before 7, you get a free beer and a bag of popcorn. And the $3 cover charge goes towards a drink.—Finn Cohen

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Monday, May 16
6:30 p.m. (doors)
Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch St, Philadelphia
Tickets $3 (at the door)

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