“That’s just, like, your opinion, man.”
In 1998, the Coen brothers delivered THE BIG LEBOWSKI into the movie universe, and we’ve all been collectively quoting it ever since.
To mark its 25th Anniversary, you should join us for a prime time screening of this undisputed cult-classic. Of course, 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, we can abide with whatever you run with) and maybe an adult beverage (perhaps a delicious White Russian or two – you deserve it!). And we believe (yes, that’s “the royal ‘we'”) there’s no better time and place to take it easy with this endearing fan favourite than as
(And yes…. There will definitely be delicious White Russians being served at the bar… It’ll really tie the room together.)
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)
Saturday, April 29
Doors 10:15 pm | Movie 10:45 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
Advance single film tickets HERE
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.
*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Online ticket sales end an hour before any given showtime. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are also available for purchase at the door.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.
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