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Fridays After Dark returns with 'Big Lebowski'
The Dude is returning to the big screen. For one night only, cult classic “The Big Lebowski" will be showing at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.
The 1998 movie, which revolves around a group of bowling buddies including Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, will reboot the “Fridays After Dark” film series, a program that has been running on and off for a year and a half. Jacob Burns' marketing assistant, Lori Zakalik, explained the concept behind the unique series.
"It is basically a screening of strange or offbeat films that we choose to show at night because we feel ‘after dark’ fits the tone of the films," she said.
Of course, with cable TV, On Demand services and the Internet, it's easy to find the most obscure movies to watch anytime in the comfort of your home. But the Fridays After Dark initiative is about the theater experience and viewing the film the way it was meant to be seen.
"You get the benefit of seeing these films that are, for the most part, not in theaters, on the big screen, again,” Zakalik said. “Instead of watching them on a small TV screen, you can see them in a theater, with a proper sound system.”
"Lebowski" is the first of many films in the series, which is set to run for several months. Other scheduled Friday After Dark films include 1989’s "VHS" and the Steven Spielberg hit, "Jaws."
IF YOU GO
When: 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28
Info: 405 Manville Rd., Pleasantville; 914-773-7663; burnsfilmcenter.org; $11 general admission, $6 members