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Friday Flix at the Opera Hall- The Big Lebowski

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Date(s) - 03/16/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sonora Opera Hall


The 2nd Saturday Art Night Committee and the Sonora Chamber of Commerce are excited to bring to downtown Sonora a new event, an INTERACTIVE movie experience. We bring to you the second movie in our series “The Big Lebowski.” You may have seen this movie before…but not like this!

This movie has a cult following and we are hoping to draw it’s fans out to experience the movie in a new way. WARNING: The movie is rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence.

How do you make a movie interactive? When you enter the “theater” you are given a program and the first 50 people received a “goodie bag” with interactive props. Inside you may find things to wave, things to squeak, things to eat.

The doors to the Sonora Opera Hall open at 6:00 pm. There will be a costume contest at 6:30pm with a prize for the winners. The audience will be the judges. We will read the answers to our Lewbowski quiz (found in your program) at 6:45 and the movie starts @ 7:00pm. Your $5 admission includes free popcorn and there is a no host bar serving the usual and the unusual. Please feel free to bring a chair or you are welcome to use one of ours.

The story goes something like this…
There are two men named Jeffrey Lebowski. One is a lazy, pot smoking, White Russian drinking, hippie who goes by “The Dude”. The other is a self-made, handicapped, multimillionaire war veteran who lives in a huge mansion with a full time assistant. Their paths cross when the millionaire’s trophy wife owes money to a known pornographer. The thugs hired by this man confront The Dude because he has the same name. The Dude, wanting payback for his now destroyed rug, seeks out the millionaire Lebowski. What follows takes the Dude and his bowling buddies Walter and Donnie on a weird tale of intrigue, kidnapping, pornography, nihilists, White Russians, and more White Russians.

“The film has become a cult favorite, noted for its idiosyncratic characters, dream sequences, unconventional dialogue, and eclectic soundtrack. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

One of the missions of The Sonora Chamber and the 2nd Saturday Art Night Committee is to bring events downtown in order to create a vibrant community for our businesses, locals and visitors to Sonora. For more information or to ask questions go to www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org or www.sonorachamber.org.

You may have seen this movie before…but not like this!