News release from The Embassy Theatre:
Dudefest at the Embassy Theatre, May 30
(April 21, 2014) – Cinema Center and the Embassy Theatre have partnered for “Dudefest” featuring a screening of The Big Lebowski on May 30. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 7:30 p.m.
The Big Lebowski movie was released in 1998 starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. It has developed into a cult classic, with many Lebowski Festivals held across the country. According to Jonah Crismore, executive director of the Cinema Center, it is their most requested movie. Two years ago the Cinema Center showed the movie at Indiana Tech to a capacity crowd. This time Cinema Center wanted to allow even more people to attend and approached the Embassy about showing the movie and hosting Dudefest. “We have been looking to partner with Cinema Center and this was the perfect opportunity,” says Kelly Updike, executive director of the Embassy. “As an added bonus, the event is a fundraiser for both Cinema Center and the Embassy.”
Dudefest will start at 5 p.m. with the Bravas Food truck offering it’s menu and the Embassy bars will be featuring white russians. Crazy Pinz is placing a bowling alley inside the Embassy for the evening and giving away a Suite Party Package valued at $500. There will also be a costume contest, trivia contest and a chance to win an official Big Lebowski rug.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show and will go on sale Friday, April 25, at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster.com and 1.800.745.3000
About the Embassy Theatre
Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit www.fwembassytheatre.org.