Larryville may not have an official Lebowski-fest just yet, but Liberty Hall's "Midnight Movie Madness" series will bring the film back for a second round tomorrow at midnight after drawing 500+ costumed-revelers to their first screening. And a smaller "Lebowski party" occurred last night at the Granada:
"Showing the movie is going to be the main thing, but leading up to it there will be different games, events and drink specials to go along with it," says Granada manager Cameron Lauer of their Lebowski Party. "There's going to be a booth where you can throw coffee mugs at the Dude's head while he's sitting at a desk, there's going to be Bobbing for Severed Toes - lots of things along those lines themed with the movie. Obviously, Caucasians (White Russians) will be served" (Lawrence.com).
Richard: "As a die-hard Coens fan, obviously I approve of these events. But I also think that every single local boozehound and pothead who believe themselves to be superfans should also be made to watch some of the other Coen masterpieces they have missed while passed out on White Russians. Why can't we ever spend an evening at the Granada watching Barton Fink?"
Chip: "I am not a movie fan, but I have watched this film, and my criticism is this: People who hang out in bowling alleys do not say things like 'Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, dude, at least it's an ethos.'"*
Richard: "Also, a hip, cutting-edge college town like Larryville should really be offering screenings of America's newest cult classic, Tommy Wiseau's The Room, perhaps with a visit from Wiseau himself. Come on, Liberty Hall! Are you hip, or aren't you?
Local Lebowski fans:
Enjoy this Youtube clip of a midnight screening of Tommy Wiseau's "The Room":