New Year's Day

On Your Marx for This New Year's Day Laughfest

Two classic Marx Brothers films will screen at The Aero on New Year's Day.

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What to Know

  • Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.
  • The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica
  • $12 for the double feature

Whatever you do on New Year's Day is what you'll do a lot of during the year, or so the saying goes.

Whether or not you take such old chestnuts to heart or not, you can get behind the fact that a few smiles on the first day of the year, and a couple of guffaws and chortles, can't be a bad thing.

Laughing into the next decade is rather a good thing, in fact, and a pair of Marx Brothers classics will help mavens of mirth find their sweet spot on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

For American Cinematheque will again screen the screwball-y adventures of the cheeky comedians, as the cinema-loving group has done for several years running now.

The laff-a-minute movies? Get ready to hold your sides lest they split: "A Night at the Opera" and "A Night in Casablanca."

The introduction to the funny ha-ha films? Look for Andy Marx, Groucho Marx's grandson, to be at The Aero Theatre in person.

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It's an afternoon affair, too, if you've got to see the Rose Parade in the morning, or simply want to catch an extra hour of snoozing after a high-spirited New Year's Eve.

After all, the Marx Brothers were famed for their high spirits, and bringing a touch of their zaniness to 2020 seems like a fine prescription for a grin-filled new year.

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