Please note: You are responsible for purchasing your tickets on your own. There is a possibility the 8:45pm showing could sell out.
As an escape from the unusual early September heat, we will have a Friday night dinner and a movie in Long Beach.
For our night out, we will have appetizers/dinner at Lola's Mexican restaurant and see the 8:45pm showing of the 1998 comedy The Big Lebowski.
7:00pm: Dinner at Lola's
2030 E 4th St Long Beach, CA 90814
8:45pm: The Big Lebowski - The Art Theater 2025 E 4th St Long Beach, CA 90814
Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo)
Lola's is a great place, and the green salsa is completely addictive. If you are feeling a little adventurous, I am a fan of the birria. Please bring cash to settle the bill. If we finish early, there is a small coffee and wine bar at The Art Theater where we can wait for the movie to start. I highly recommend you buy your movie tickets in advance ($11 each). There is a public parking lot across from The Art and street parking up and down the street (harder to find). The restaurant and theater are across the street from each other.
If you have never seen it before, you are in for a treat.The Big Lebowski was a disappointment at the U.S. box office and received mixed reviews at the time of its release. Reviews have tended towards the positive over time, and the film has become a cult favorite, noted for its idiosyncratic characters, dream sequences, unconventional dialogue, and eclectic soundtrack.
The Art Theater in Long Beach was restored in 2008 to its original 1920's glory. It opened as a silent movie theater, complete with a pipe organ and orchestra pit. It is the oldest operating single screen house in Long Beach. It is a locally owned theater that regularly hosts everything from the latest blockbuster to cult classics to a weekly Rocky Horror Picture Show night.