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25 years later: Kevin Smith went to Instagram when he and his old friend Jason Mewes visited Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, New Jersey for the 25th anniversary of Clerks

Kevin Smith's movie classic Clerks premiered in 1994 and unleashed a cult following that lasted for decades.

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The filmmaker celebrated 25 years since the black-and-white film premiered by visiting the place where it all started.

He went to Instagram when he and his old friend / co-worker Jason Mewes visited Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, New Jersey.

25 years later: Kevin Smith went to Instagram when he and his old friend Jason Mewes visited Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, New Jersey for the 25th anniversary of Clerks

25 years later: Kevin Smith went to Instagram when he and his old friend Jason Mewes visited Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, New Jersey for the 25th anniversary of Clerks

The old friends posed for photos in the store and on the wall outside, where they played their hilarious duo Jay and Silent Bob in various Smith films.

He wrote in the caption: & # 39; 25 yesterday ago, my first movie CLERKS debuted in limited release on 2 screens in N.Y.C. and L.A.!

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& # 39; So to celebrate a quarter of a century in the film industry, the @jayandsilentbob #RebootRoadshow Tour was in N.J. started at the #paramounttheatre on the world famous @theasburyparkboardwalk! & # 39;

The writer / director / actor also announced that he reopened his SModcastle, where he records podcasts and organizes other entertainment-related events at the iconic location.

Dynamic duo: the old friends posed for photos in the store and on the wall outside, where they played their hilarious duo Jay and Silent Bob in various Smith films

Dynamic duo: the old friends posed for photos in the store and on the wall outside, where they played their hilarious duo Jay and Silent Bob in various Smith films

Dynamic duo: the old friends posed for photos in the store and on the wall outside, where they played their hilarious duo Jay and Silent Bob in various Smith films

Limited release: He wrote in the caption: & # 39; 25 yesterday ago, my first movie CLERKS debuted in limited release on 2 screens in N.Y.C. and L.A.! & # 39;

Limited release: He wrote in the caption: & # 39; 25 yesterday ago, my first movie CLERKS debuted in limited release on 2 screens in N.Y.C. and L.A.! & # 39;

Limited release: He wrote in the caption: & # 39; 25 yesterday ago, my first movie CLERKS debuted in limited release on 2 screens in N.Y.C. and L.A.! & # 39;

Reboot vibes: the night before they organized a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot at Paramount Theater on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

Reboot vibes: the night before they organized a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot at Paramount Theater on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

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Reboot vibes: the night before they organized a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot at Paramount Theater on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

Groundbreaking: The writer / director / actor also announced that he will reopen his SModcastle, where he records podcasts and organizes other entertainment-related events

Groundbreaking: The writer / director / actor also announced that he will reopen his SModcastle, where he records podcasts and organizes other entertainment-related events

Groundbreaking: The writer / director / actor also announced that he will reopen his SModcastle, where he records podcasts and organizes other entertainment-related events

Where it all started: the new place is breaking out at the iconic location: & where is there better than the building that started it all? So next month @ odblues7 will start construction at 64 Leonard Ave - the other end of the Quick Stop building! & # 39;

Where it all started: the new place is breaking out at the iconic location: & where is there better than the building that started it all? So next month @ odblues7 will start construction at 64 Leonard Ave - the other end of the Quick Stop building! & # 39;

Where it all started: the new place is breaking out at the iconic location: & where is there better than the building that started it all? So next month @ odblues7 will start construction at 64 Leonard Ave – the other end of the Quick Stop building! & # 39;

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Smith wrote: & # 39; And where else would fit better than the building that started it all? So next month @ odblues7 will start construction at 64 Leonard Ave – the other end of the Quick Stop building! & # 39;

He added: & # 39; And you buy your food and drink at #quickstop – the font from which all my blessings flowed and the place where the ley lines crossed to create servants! After 25 years I think it is now safe to say that I should be * here * today! & # 39;

Smith actually worked in the handy store during the day and filmed his breakout masterpiece & # 39; at night.

It followed a day in the life of Dante (Brian O & # 39; Halloran), who had started working in the Quick Stop on his day off, and his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson), who worked alongside RST Video.

Day job: Smith actually worked in the handy store during the day and filmed his breakout masterpiece & night

Day job: Smith actually worked in the handy store during the day and filmed his breakout masterpiece & night

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Day job: Smith actually worked in the handy store during the day and filmed his breakout masterpiece & night

Comedy in the workplace: it followed a day in the life of Dante (Brian O & # 39; Halloran), who had started working in the Quick Stop on his day off, and his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson), who at RST Video the door worked

Comedy in the workplace: it followed a day in the life of Dante (Brian O & # 39; Halloran), who had started working in the Quick Stop on his day off, and his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson), who at RST Video the door worked

Comedy in the workplace: it followed a day in the life of Dante (Brian O & # 39; Halloran), who had started working in the Quick Stop on his day off, and his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson), who at RST Video the door worked

Best buds: After Clerks, he and Mewes have revived their characters Jay and Silent Bob for Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II

Best buds: After Clerks, he and Mewes have revived their characters Jay and Silent Bob for Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II

Best buds: After Clerks, he and Mewes have revived their characters Jay and Silent Bob for Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II

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The low-budget film raised $ 3.2 million at the checkout, which led to a cult following and several other films.

He and Mewes have revived their characters Jay and Silent Bob for Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II.

They have recently been reunited with a long list of actors with whom they have previously collaborated (including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson and James Van Der Beek) for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.

Smith brings the gang back together for Clerks III, which starts filming next year.

They are back: they have recently been reunited with a long list of actors with whom they have previously collaborated (including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson and James Van Der Beek) for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

They are back: they have recently been reunited with a long list of actors with whom they have previously collaborated (including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson and James Van Der Beek) for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

They are back: they have recently been reunited with a long list of actors with whom they have previously collaborated (including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson and James Van Der Beek) for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

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