Kevin Smith celebrates 25 years since Clerks premiered at the iconic Quick Stop in New Jersey after attending Jay and Silent Bob Reboot premiere in LA

Kevin Smith's cinematic classic Clerks premiered in 1994, igniting a cult following that's endured decades.

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

He took to Instagram as he and longtime friend/collaborator Jason Mewes visited Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, New Jersey.

25 years later: Kevin Smith took to Instagram as he and longtime friend/collaborator Jason Mewes visited Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, New Jersey for the 25th anniversary of Clerks

25 years later: Kevin Smith took to Instagram as he and longtime friend/collaborator Jason Mewes visited Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, New Jersey for the 25th anniversary of Clerks

The old pals posed for photos in the store and on the wall outside, where they've played their hilarious duo Jay and Silent Bob in several of Smith's movies.

He wrote in the caption: '25 yrs ago yesterday, my first film CLERKS debuted in limited release on 2 screens in N.Y.C. and L.A.! 

'So to celebrate a quarter of a century in the movie business, the @jayandsilentbob #RebootRoadshow Tour kicked off last night in N.J. at the #paramounttheatre on the world famous @theasburyparkboardwalk!' 

The writer/director/actor also announced that he's reopening his SModcastle, where he'll records podcasts and hold other entertainment-related events, at the iconic location.

Dynamic duo: The old pals posed for photos in the store and on the wall outside, where they've played their hilarious duo Jay and Silent Bob in several of Smith's movies

Dynamic duo: The old pals posed for photos in the store and on the wall outside, where they've played their hilarious duo Jay and Silent Bob in several of Smith's movies

Limited release: He wrote in the caption: '25 yrs ago yesterday, my first film CLERKS debuted in limited release on 2 screens in N.Y.C. and L.A.!'

Limited release: He wrote in the caption: '25 yrs ago yesterday, my first film CLERKS debuted in limited release on 2 screens in N.Y.C. and L.A.!'

Reboot vibes: The night before, they hosted a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot at Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

Reboot vibes: The night before, they hosted a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot at Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

Breaking ground: The writer/director/actor also announced that he's reopening his SModcastle, where he'll records podcasts and hold other entertainment-related events

Breaking ground: The writer/director/actor also announced that he's reopening his SModcastle, where he'll records podcasts and hold other entertainment-related events

Where it began: The new spot will break ground at the iconic location: 'And where else could be more appropriate than the building that started it all? So next month, @odblues7 starts construction inside 64 Leonard Ave - the opposite end of the Quick Stop building!'

Where it began: The new spot will break ground at the iconic location: 'And where else could be more appropriate than the building that started it all? So next month, @odblues7 starts construction inside 64 Leonard Ave - the opposite end of the Quick Stop building!'

Smith wrote: 'And where else could be more appropriate than the building that started it all? So next month, @odblues7 starts construction inside 64 Leonard Ave - the opposite end of the Quick Stop building!'  

He added: 'And you’ll buy your food and drinks at #quickstop - the font from which all my blessings flowed and the spot where the ley lines crossed to create Clerks! After 25 years, I think it’s now safe to say I *am* supposed to be here today!'

Smith actually worked at the convenient store during the day, filming his breakout masterpiece at night. 

It followed a day in the life of Dante (Brian O'Halloran), who was roped into working at the Quick Stop on his day off, and his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson), who worked at RST Video next door.

Day job: Smith actually worked at the convenient store during the day, filming his breakout masterpiece at night

Day job: Smith actually worked at the convenient store during the day, filming his breakout masterpiece at night

Workplace comedy: It followed a day in the life of Dante (Brian O'Halloran), who was roped into working at the Quick Stop on his day off, and his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson), who worked at RST Video next door

Workplace comedy: It followed a day in the life of Dante (Brian O'Halloran), who was roped into working at the Quick Stop on his day off, and his friend Randal (Jeff Anderson), who worked at RST Video next door

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

The low-budget film grossed $3.2 million at the box office, sparking a cult following and multiple other films.

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

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

Smith is getting the gang back together once again for Clerks III, which begins filming next year.

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

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

Kevin Smith celebrates 25 years since Clerks premiered at the iconic Quick Stop in New Jersey

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