Boise Abides With The Big Lebowski 

Thursday, July 25

Look, let me explain something to you: This is the Big Lebowski, so pull on your bathrobe, polish your bowling balls and gather up your soiled rugs. The Dude abides, and is heading to the Egyptian Theatre for one night only on Thursday, July 25.

The Coen brothers' cult comedy stars Jeff Bridges as Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, a slacker whom two thugs mistake for a similarly named millionaire, rough him up and "micturate" (read: pee) on his rug. The Dude gathers up his bowling buddies—played by John Goodman and Steve Buscemi—and goes to seek compensation (that rug really tied the room together) from the other Lebowski, sparking off a chain of events involving nihilists, a "kidnapped" porn star and a pederast bowler called Jesus.

Boise Classic Movies screened the film last year, but for its first anniversary, it's hosting an encore of the eminently quotable classic. Don't expect a quiet night out—Big Lebowski screenings are renowned for their audience participation, shouting out favorite lines, singing along to Creedence and joining in with Jesus Quintana's infamous dance (that creep can roll, man). The film even has its own multi-city festival, Lebowski Fest, now in its 12th year.

As well as keeping the white Russians flowing, the Egyptian will also hold look-alike contests for the best faux Dude, Walter, Maude and other characters. Prepare yourself for a flood of purple bowling jumpsuits.

If that doesn't sound like your thing, yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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