The Egyptian Theater Foundation presents the First Annual Ogden's Big Lebowski Festival in celebration of the 1998 Coen Brother's masterpiece film The Big Lebowksi. Far out man! Get ready for bowling, White Russians, costume contest, a screening of the film, and of course mingling with lots Urban Achievers like yourselves. This is a two evening event. On November 14th, 2014 we will be bowling at Spare Times (Roy Location) at 9:30 PM. This is a limited event and will sell out fast, so get your tickets now! The bowling is on Friday, because we don't roll on shabbos! Then on November 15th, 2014 at the Peery's Egyptian Theater we will hold a costume contest and then a screening of the film.
More details to come! But first things first, you'll need to decide whether you want bowling and the movie, or just the movie. The ticket prices are as follows:
Achievers Package - $20: Includes bowling, costume contest, and film. Duders Package - $12: Includes costume contest and film. Can we count you in or should we mark it zero? The Dude abides.
Calendar of Events: November 14, 2014 @ 9:30 PM - Bowling event at Spare Times in Roy. Ticket price is $20 and only available to Achiever Package holders.
**Where to purchase tickets? You may purchase tickets from the Peery's Egyptian Theater Box Office. The box office is open Monday - Friday from 2PM - 6PM.
** You must purchase the Achiever Package (bowling + movie) BEFORE the bowling event. Tickets will not be sold at the bowling alley. You must have your ticket present with you in order to attend the bowling event. ** This event is being created and hosted by the Egyptian Theatre Foundation. It is not an Official Lebowksifest event.
The Egyptian Theatre Foundation
Our mission is to preserve, maintain and promote Peery's Egyptian Theater. Our Vision is to carry on the legacy of this historic old movie palace by presenting special programs for the community that not only bring back fond memories of good times at the Egyptian Theater, but also create new memories for our children to cherish.
Video Produced by Kyle Burdash - Please turn up your speakers
We remember … the smell of the popcorn… the plush multi-design carpeting… and the beautiful Egyptian icons carved into the walls of the lobby. As we walked into the theater and found our favorite seats, we knew that we had entered a special, magical place. The massive pillars on either side of the stage (the proscenium) commanded our attention with their bold, intricate patterns and depictions of ancient Egyptians. We raised our eyes to the top of the stage and saw the beautiful goddess Isis, poised high above all with wings spread majestically. Somehow it felt like a forbidden act to gaze upon her naked beauty, and we tried not to stare. Then the lights dimmed, the red curtains parted, and the stars in the ceiling above began to twinkle!
Peery’s Egyptian Theater is…
A venue for the Sundance Film Festival
Utah’s last existing bona fide movie palace
Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites
One of 42 (est.) Egyptian-design theatres constructed in the entire United States
On the Ogden City Register of Historic Sites
One of a dozen or fewer Egyptian-style theatres of movie palace status remaining in the U.S.
Thought to be the only “atmospheric” theatre of any design in the Intermountain region and is one of the two Egyptian-style theatres in the nation with its auditorium “sky” dotted with twinkling stars.