Watch “The Big Lebowski” on the Big Screen in the Quad Cities
It's been two decades since the "The Big Lebowski" hit theaters for the first time and the Dude still abides in 2018.
To celebrate the film's 20th anniversary select theaters will be screening it for two days. The Cinemark theater right here in Davenport is getting in on the action with screenings on Sunday, August 5th and Wednesday, August 8th. You can check to see if a theater closer to you is participating by putting your ZIP code in at the Fathom Events site.
The Coen Brothers' film is more than just a cult comedy, it was added to the National Film Registry in 2014. The Library of Congress says:
From the unconventional visionaries Joel & Ethan Coen (the filmmakers behind 'Fargo' and 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?') came this 1998 tale of kidnapping, mistaken identity and bowling. As they would again in the 2008 'Burn After Reading,' the Coens explore themes of alienation, inequality and class structure via a group of hard-luck, off-beat characters suddenly drawn into each other's orbits. Jeff Bridges, in a career-defining role, stars as 'The Dude,' an LA-based slacker who shares a last name with a rich man whose arm-candy wife is indebted to shady figures. Joining Bridges are John Goodman, Tara Reid, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Steve Buscemi and, in a now-legendary cameo, John Turturro. Stuffed with vignettes--each staged through the Coens' trademark absurdist, innovative visual style--that are alternately funny and disturbing, 'Lebowski' was only middling successful at the box office during its initial release. However, television, the Internet, home video and considerable word-of-mouth have made the film a highly quoted cult classic.