Does the Easter Bunny know Bugs Bunny? Seeing as they're about the two most famous lagomorphs in the world -- with a tip of the hat to Peter Cottontail and the March Hare -- you have to figure they probably are well acquainted. Like, go-out-for-a-couple-of-carrots-at-the-end-of-the-workday acquainted.
Thus, the pairing of Bugs-cute cartoons and an Easter egg hunt seem an apt fit. But we're not talking about any egg hunt; we're talking about an egg hunt inside a movie theater. And not just any theater, but the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
It's unusual for the Easter Bunny to hide eggs in a spot that isn't a home or yard, so we're intrigued. The date is also intriguing: Saturday, April 23, meaning the big bunny is going to get some egg-hiding practice in on Easter Eve. Time is 4 p.m., meaning the bunny will also be home in time to get some shut-eye. He needs it in order to fulfill that whole bright-eyed/bushy-tailed thing.
Candy is promised for intrepid Aero egg-finders. But, of course, the memory of looking for eggs in a movie theater will also be one of the prizes. If we had searched for eggs in a theater as a mere whelp, we'd probably still be talking about it.
And, as mentioned, the Aero will be screening a few Bugs Bunny shorts, plus a classic Buster Keaton, in addition to the hunt. Have the kids seen Buster yet? Lots of laughs. Then, now, and forever. Laughs aplenty.