Classifying a movie as a cult hit is a murky business, but if there’s one thing that should be an absolute requirement, it’s an annual festival of some sort, replete with costumed fans and thematic games, in said film’s honor. The Big Lebowski, the Coen brother flick from 1998 is arguably the “cultiest” flick of the last 20 years.

In case you didn’t already know, Charleston has its very own Big Lebowski festival, and this year’s celebration takes place on Sunday at at Madra Rua Pub. The movie itself will be shown and there will also be the mandatory costume contest. Additionally, fans will be treated to a “ringer toss,” Big Lebowski trivia, and white Russian drink specials.

Tickets are $10 for indoor seating and $5 for outdoor seating. Due to limited space, those planning to attend are encouraged to get their tickets early. The screening of the film at Madra Rua begins at 9 p.m., but there will also be a screening at 8 p.m. at the Olde North Charleston Picture House down the street. Tickets for that showing are $2 for members of the Greater Park Circle Film Society and $5 for non-members.


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