Its great to see it on the big screen with a lot of people,” Jeff The Dude Dowd told Red Bank oRBit back in 2008, as he prepared to host a screening of The Big Lebowski at the Count Basie Theatre. “Plus they have a bar!
The Coen Brothers‘ cult film that used the real-life Dude as inspiration for its underachieving protagonist (a phenomenon that’s spawned dozens of Lebowski Fests, books, social “not-works” and downmarket merch opportunities) is back not in your living room, but in the entirely appropriate setting of the Asbury Lanes, the retro rec center turned atom-age alley of the alternative arts.
It’s both a bowling tourney and a benefit for the nonprofit ArtsCAP organization, and we’ve got the details you’ll need but that’s not all. Order in the next ten minutes and we’ll throw in absolutely FREE a new series of no-charge classic movies on the big screen of the Count Basie Theatre a schedule that starts Thursday night with 1984’s Amadeus and continues with eight more events, including two (The Goonies and The Magnificent Seven) this very weekend. These coming attractions have been approved for all audiences, and you’ll find ’em right here in Red Bank oRBit!