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Lebowski Fest is at the Ritz Ybor this weekend, and you can abide with a White Russian

By Steve Persall
Jeff Bridges, left, John Goodman, center, and Steve Buscemi appear in a scene from the motion picture "The Big Lebowski." (AP Photo)

The last movie I saw at the Ritz in Ybor City could’ve been produced by Jackie Treehorn, the porn mogul played by Ben Gazzara in The Big Lebowski.

That was in the mid 1970s, a St. Leo fraternity field trip. Not sure when the Ritz stopped showing movies but they’re back in business for one night, at 8 p.m. Friday.

You can abide with a White Russian and watch The Big Lebowski, as Achievers do and proud we are of all of them. Costumes are encouraged; leave the marmots at home.

General admission is free or you can pay $12 for a reserved seat, if you’re not into the whole standing thing. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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