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BAM hosting a 24-hour movie marathon in September

By Jaz Joyner

September 5, you could be invited to Harvey Theater for a 24-hour movie marathon (yes, overnight) hosted by Brooklyn Academy of Music's charity in support of kids and arts education. They call it an education-themed movie marathon, and by education they mean movies like Clueless will be your study in English and Jurassic Park for biology. Now that's our kind of class.

So how to you get in on this action? First, you pay $20 of your own for the ticket. And since it is a charity marathon, you'll need to raise at least $250 for BAM. The first 500 people to reach the goal amount will be invited to hang out at Harvey Theater overnight, get your yoga on with a free class, possibly win cool prizes like round-trip Jet Blue tickets to wherever and get free meals courtesy of Ted & Honey, known for making fresh meals from exclusively local farmers. Not to mention you'll be watch movie after movie of some of the best classics to-date, including Dazed and Confused, which we think will be your study on weed. Don't you fret, there will be free massages, because BAM knows you'll need to wind down with all that movie excitement. You'll also get the chance to meet some guest celebrities, including Taylor Schilling from the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black.

For all you art supporters out there that laugh in the face of exercise , this marathon is for you. On your mark, get set, fundraise-- for your chance to be one of the lucky 500 folks that will get in on this 24-hour fun fest. Get creative; ask your loyal friends, your mom, kind and non-creepy strangers. Rich uncles are totally fair game here. No really, ask away.

Aug 20 Update: There is no longer a fundraising minimum for this event. Now just pay $20 bucks for your ticket and you're in! Sign up before they're all out.


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