SUDS & CINEMA: Come watch The Big Lebowski with us at the Bing on April 17

click to enlarge Name a more iconic duo. I'll wait.
Name a more iconic duo. I'll wait.

Calling all Dudes, Duders, El Duderinos, what have you.

It was just a year ago that the Inlander's Suds & Cinema celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski at the Bing Crosby Theater. We had such a great time that we're showing the movie again next week on April 17 at 7 pm. Everyone, from nihilists to Eagles fans, is welcome. And Donny, you can come, too.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can buy them here.


In case you've been living under a rock since 1998, the Coen Brothers' cultishly adored film is the shaggy-dog saga of L.A. stoner Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, who falls backward into a convoluted noir plot involving a millionaire philanthropist, a porn impresario, an outré feminist artist, a philosophy-dispensing cowboy and a piss-stained rug.

Oh, there's some bowling, too. We'll have our own 10-pin set-up at the Bing: Our regular sponsors at Horizon Credit Union are hosting a pre-movie bowling game, and if you channel your inner Jesus, you could win a Dude-approved robe (while supplies last). Your best Lebowski costume, meanwhile, could score you a picture in our paper.

Steam Plant Brewing will be on hand with their beers, and if you’re not into the whole gluten thing, don't worry — order up a white Russian, courtesy of Dry Fly, in the Bing's upstairs Ovations Lounge.

So come join us this Wednesday: Your presence will really tie the room together.

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Nathan Weinbender is the Inlander's Music & Film editor. He is also a film critic for Spokane Public Radio, where he has co-hosted the weekly film review show Movies 101 since 2011.