The Big Lebowski (1998) ( !!!!!! )

"Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail."


'The Big Lebowski' (1998) (Trailer below)

"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it."


If you haven't seen 'The Big Lebowski'...mere words can't explain the awesomeness of the film that's become a historic pop culture entity in it's own right.

With a 92% rating at rottentomatoes.com...'The Big Lebowski' has, over the last 15 years, gone from being just another awesome indie film in the notch of the Coen Brothers' belt...to a cultural landmark in cinema.  Just about every single character and line has worked its way into our lexicon...with books, bowling events, annual film showings and touring festivals continuing to pop up across the globe...all in honor of..."The Dude".

Directed by the Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men, Fargo, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, True Grit, Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, Hudsuker Proxy...and on, and on, and on...), 'The Big Lebowski' also features an amazing ensemble cast, including: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, Tara Reid, Ben Gazzara and Sam Elliott.


Do not miss 'The Big Lebowski' on the big screen!


Creator of this Event: Robb

Cost: Only $7.00 (includes $2 off a popcorn or soda - just ask for the discount!) 

When and Where: We'll meet up in the lobby of the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 at 6:30pm and head into the theater at 6:40pm.

After the Film: We may swing by somewhere close to chat and have a drink if enough folks are up for it.

Other Interesting Facts:

- A lot of the Dude's clothes in the movie were Jeff Bridges's own clothes, including his Jellies sandals.

- Before filming a scene, Jeff Bridges would frequently ask the Coen Brothers "Did the Dude burn one on the way over?" If they said he had, he would rub his knuckles in his eyes before doing a take.

- John Goodman's favorite film of his own.

- The word "fuck" or a variation of the word "fuck" is used 292 times.

- The fast-food restaurant In & Out Burger is referred to during the movie, for which John Goodman once did a commercial.

- Recipe for making a White Russian: 2 parts vodka, 1 part coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa) and 1 part cream. Served with ice in a low ball glass.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd-go0oBF4Y

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  • Alex S.

    Had a great time, so nice meeting everyone :)

    1 · December 4, 2013

    • Robb

      It was great meeting you too, Alex!

      December 4, 2013

  • Phil C

    I really like this movie. I like how the film is tightly crafted, yet transmits an apparent casual demeanor that that allows one to ease into the head of the Dude who has been stoned out of his mind for so long that he now exist in that natural state without the aid of drug therapy. I like the disjunctive nature of the film that make such sense that we are able to enter the mind and the world of the Dude. What makes the film work is that while we are laughing at the antics, the film sets up such a good nature sense of the humor That we totally like the Dude. In that way, I think the movie actually opens a crack into existence that let's us see that the world is more like the way the Dude see things than we realize, perhaps more real than the vail existence in which we engaged.

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Sid B

    Crazy Traffic... Darn it!!!

    December 3, 2013

  • Aaron V.

    Can't wait! I have not seen this film yet believe it or not, but I have many times heard quotes or references to

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Robb

    Hope everyone had a great holiday! Here are the Theater-Temp, Parking and Time reminders -

    ~Time~
    Reminder that, due to a possible larger crowd, we're meeting a bit earlier for this one. We'll head into the theater by 6:40pm. If you don't make it by that time...no problem. Look for us in the theater or look for us in the lobby after the film.

    ~Theater-Temp~
    It can be chilly or warm in this theater...so bring a jacket or sweater if you'd like.

    ~Parking~
    Since it's not baseball season, Park-it-on-Market is a great option on weekdays for parking (only $1 an hour on weekdays and only a block from the Reading Gaslamp 15). There's an entrance on 6th Ave between G and Market - 655 Sixth Ave.

    Horton Plaza also offers 3 hours of free parking with their self-validation machines. Just remember to actually get your ticket validated and watch the time carefully. If you don't make it back within 3 hours...the lot is $8 an hour for every additional hour.

    See everyone at the theater!

    ~Robb

    December 2, 2013

  • Robb

    One last reminder about tickets for The Big Lebowski:

    Everyone may want to get their tickets ahead of time.

    Although most of the vintage film nights never sell out...this film certainly has that chance...and just the turnout we're having here, points to that.

    It may end up being just the opposite...but this is one you might want to purchase ahead of time just in case.

    And...it's easy! Click This Link For Tickets:­ http://www.fandango.com/gaslampstadium_aaeet/theaterpage?date=12/3/2013

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go as well, but have plans I can't change that night. Enjoy!

    December 2, 2013

  • Johnny T.

    Would have loved to go, but have plans. Seen the movie quite a few times.

    December 2, 2013

  • Robb

    Get your white Russians mixed and your bowling balls polished... two more days...! ;)

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • Jafar

      We definitely should go have a white Russian after this one.

      December 1, 2013

  • Kevin

    I guess you got me hooked. I'll be there! And now that I know Ciro's is just around the corner, I know where I'm getting my pizza first too.

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Sid B

    Just got the ticket...Can't wait to see this on the big screen

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Peggy W.

    I have not seen this..yes..I know! However I will probably be the one laughing the loudest!! So dudes just chill!

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Robb

    Everyone may want to get their tickets ahead of time for this one. Although most of the vintage film nights never sell out...this film certainly has that chance. It could end up being just the opposite...but this is one you might want to purchase just in case.

    Click This Link For Tickets: http://www.fandango.com/gaslampstadium_aaeet/theaterpage?date=12/3/2013

    November 24, 2013

  • Eileen

    Sorry to miss it, but will be ushering Sideshow at La Jolla Playhouse.

    November 20, 2013

  • Sid B

    They call me 'The Dude', dude!

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Maresa

    Can never miss a showing of this movie..

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Robb

      It was great meeting you last night, Maresa!

      November 2, 2013

  • Adele R.

    This movie is so much fun. Jeff Bridges is AWESOME!

    2 · November 2, 2013

    • Robb

      Agreed and...agreed!

      November 2, 2013

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