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The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

“I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

We’re kicking off 2020 with our annual New Year’s Day Hangover Movie Marathon! Is there a better way to ring in the New Year than in the dark with friends (or solo, no judgement!), some big screen classics, buttery popcorn and a little bit of ye olde “Hair of the Dog?” (We don’t think so, either.)

This year, we’re featuring Studio Ghibli favourite MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, David Bowie in Jim Henson‘s puppet-filled musical classic LABYRINTH, the Coen BrothersTHE BIG LEBOWSKI (it really ties the day together, man), and Heath Ledger‘s Oscar-winning turn as The Joker in Christopher Nolan‘s THE DARK KNIGHT.

See one – or, if you’re up for it – see ’em all for one sweet, sweet price!

THE BIG LEBOWSKI is a film that is best enjoyed chillin’ 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)

Wednesday, January 1
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Why not make it a Hangover Movie Marathon for $35 HERE? (Limited Hangover Movie Marathon day passes available)

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19 w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998 / 117 minutes / 14A) | Jeff `The Dude’ Leboswki is mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, who is The Big Lebowski. Which explains why he’s roughed up and has his precious rug peed on. In search of recompense, The Dude tracks down his namesake, who offers him a job. His wife has been kidnapped and he needs a reliable bagman. Aided and hindered by his pals Walter Sobchak, a Vietnam vet, and Donny, master of stupidity.

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