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The Big Lebowski – Thank You! Free Screening!

The Big Lebowski – Thank You! Free Screening!

Hey, man.

We wanted to throw a little “thank-you” screening and party for the People of Vancouver in appreciation and acknowledgement of all their enthusiastic help and support in helping to #SavetheRio over the past six (!) months. Seriously – we could not have done this without you!!

And, ya know, since we’re all really a bunch of nihilists here anyway, it seemed like the obvious selection that we could all abide by is one of our all-time favourite cult-classic movies, THE BIG LEBOWSKI. (After all, I think we can all agree that this particular independently owned and operated venue is a cultural hub that really ties Vancouver together, riiiiight?)

This is a film that is best enjoyed with friends (maybe in your pajamas, an old bathrobe, or a comfy Cowichan sweater – your call, no judgement) and maybe an adult beverage (perhaps a delicious White Russian or two – you deserve it).

Since its release in 1998, the Coen’s THE BIG LEBOWSKI has really grown into its status as a true cult classic. A quirky, quasi-neo-noir story, truly glorious visual sequences, some hilarious dialogue and standout performances from an A-list cast really tie the whole thing together, man. Jeff Bridges abides as unemployed stoner Jeff Lebowski (aka, “The Dude”), a laid-back, easygoing burnout who just happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife Bunny owes a lot of dangerous people (nihilists?) a whole bunch of money. When some bad guys break into The Dude’s house and pee on his rug, he seeks out the other Lebowski, which sends him spiraling into a weird trip through Los Angeles’ even weirder underworld. Also starring John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, John Turturro, Tara Reid, and Flea.

“A typical Coen brothers film is like no film you’ve ever seen.” (The Globe & Mail)

Monday, September 17 *Start time subject to change. Please arrive early for great seats!

This is a FREE screening event – first come, first served!

The online tickets are now SOLD OUT. There are approximately 50 that will be available at the door – come early. First come, first served.

Online tickets ONLY guaranteed if you show up 30 mins (apx.) before showtime, after that it’s first come, first serve.

First Show
Doors 5:15 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Second Show: 
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998 / 117 minutes / 18A) | The Coen brothers and their agreeable cast (including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Steve Buscemi) make more fun than sense with this scattered farce about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist and drawn into a cluster of kidnappers, nihilists, porn mobsters and Busby Berkeley beauties.

Road House

Road House

“The dancing’s over. Now it gets dirty.” Join us at the Rio Theatre for another lazy, hazy, Swayze summer night featuring two classic titles starring the inimitable Patrick Swayze, POINT BREAK and ROAD HOUSE. Thursday, August 6 POINT BREAK Doors 6:30 | Movie 7:00 ROAD HOUSE Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30 Each film $8 advance… Continue Reading