Every once in the while the creative minds at the Seattle International Film Festival go just slightly outside of their theater comfort zone. This past Wednesday night was one of those locations as they held a benefit at The Garage. Which for that evening became the "Big Lebowski Bowling Bash." Or in their words "Have fun raising funds for SIFF! This one-night-only celebration of everything Dude-ly includes a pair of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, bowling, prizes and yes—even the shoes! Don't miss your chance to party like Lebowski."
Sounded like fun so I wasn't gonna let this chance slip by. Even if in reality I may not be the biggest fan of the film. Heresy as that may be. The event featured bowling (which was pretty crowded), eats (pizza, cold cuts and the like which were plentiful) and of course a bar. With the inspiration for "The Dude" aka Jeff Dowd in appearance and mingling with the crown. Apparently one of his chaperones for the day learned a ton about the film booking scene in Seattle of yesteryear, as well as other things. Small world I suppose.
Had a fun time and it was great to catch up with SIFF staff members and fellow film fans alike. Some of whom are alarmingly good at bowling. I am not in that group.
More pictures after the jump...
|The Dude posing while the film plays on the alley's monitor above|
|A bit more of The Dude in a relaxed moment|
|For those who didn't want to bowl the SIFF party area featured pool as well.|
|And of course a private bar|
|Next to the eats there was a nice amount of space to get away from some of the noise|