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THE BIG SLEEP (745p) & THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1015p) @

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Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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THE BIG SLEEP (745p) & THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1015p) @ Bergamot Station

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Electric Dusk Drive-In & SECRET MOVIE CLUB present THE CLASSIC & THE CONTEMPORARY COCKTAIL

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BERGAMOT STATION PARKING LOT: 2525 MICHIGAN AVE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404!

DOUBLE FEATURE NIGHT! Part of our April 2021 Series. Saturday, April 17, 2021

745pm THE BIG SLEEP (1946, directed by Howard Hawks, Warner Brothers, 116 mns, Digital)

1015p THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998, written & directed by the Coen Brothers, Universal, 117mns, Digital)

IMPORTANT NOTES: Gates will open for the first feature at 615pm. If you are just attending the second movie, please arrive no earlier than 945pm so we can allow all FIRST FEATURE only attendees to leave and get you in quickly.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE PURCHASING TICKETS TO THE CORRECT MOVIE IF YOU ARE JUST SEEING ONE FEATURE INSTEAD OF BOTH.

Also, our January-June 2021 drive-in screenings are subject to more potential weather postponements (mostly RAIN and WIND). Please check your email and our social media (@secretmovieclub) before heading to the event just to make sure we haven’t postponed due to weather.

We will re-schedule any postponed event to the nearest possible date. Anyone unable to attend the new date can request a refund up to 24 hours before the rescheduled event.

FINALLY, WE WILL OCCASIONALLY BE SELLING ALTERNATE DESIGN MOVIE POSTERS DONE BY INCREDIBLE CURRENT GRAPHIC DESIGNERS.

CHECK THE ADD-ONS. IF WE ARE SELLING A POSTER, YOU CAN VIEW, PRE-ORDER, AND PICK UP POSTER AT OUR CONCESSION TABLE AT EVENT UNDER YOUR NAME!

PARKING LOT: Bergamot Station Parking Lot, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

HOW TO:

Make sure when you purchase your ticket(s), you do the following:

1)PURCHASE A TWO FEATURE MAIN TICKET ($37) which includes a $25 car fee and the driver’s ticket. This gets you into BOTH features.

OR PURCHASE A SINGLE EARLY BIRD ($23) or DAY OF TICKET ($28) which includes the car fee and the first ticket for the driver. This gets you into the single FEATURE you select by title.

2) GO TO ADD ONS: Purchase either an additional $12 per person ticket (for BOTH Features) or an additional $8 per person ticket (for a SINGLE FEATURE) for however many other people after the first person will be in the car. You can always bring more people and pay at the gate as long as you have purchased the TWO FEATURE, EARLY BIRD, or DAY OF TICKET.

3)PRE-ORDER ANY CONCESSIONS OR MOVIE MERCHANDISE you would like from the additional Add-Ons. You can pick up all concessions & merchandise at our table in the middle of the Parking Lot.

To attend, you need a car with an FM radio or a handheld radio you bring yourself. We will space out cars to make sure folks can safely maintain 6 feet of distance. We ask that folks stay in their cars unless they are picking up concessions or using the restroom. Whenever you are out of your car, you are required to wear a mask for everyone’s safety.

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE BRING A SMALL OR REGULAR SIZED CAR (sedan sized or smaller). We want to make sure EVERYONE gets a great space. SUVS, TRUCKS, CARS WITH HIGH ROOFS/RACKS/ITEMS ON ROOF often have to be parked further away from the screen to avoid sightline issues.

If you bring a larger car, arrive as near to when we open our gates as possible to get the best possible space.

We are proud to continue our partnership with ELECTRIC DUSK DRIVE IN (https://www.electricduskdrivein.com) into April 2021!

We kick off our two Saturdays at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica with our THE CLASSIC & THE CONTEMPORARY COCKTAIL series where we pair one Hollywood classic with the contemporary classic it inspired.

First up is Howard Hawks’ 1946 all time classic noir The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall followed by the Coen Brothers’ cult classic The Big Lebowski which was directly inspired by both the 1946 film and the Raymond Chandler novels both are based on.

The Big Sleep finds private detective Phillip Marlowe (Bogart) put on the case of two wild and mysterious rich sisters who like to flirt with pornography, cocaine, gambling, and gangsters. The situation gets complicated quick when Marlowe falls for the older of the sisters Vivian Rutledge (an amazing Lauren Bacall) who may be hiding even bigger secrets than at first meet the eye.

One of Hollywood’s absolute best movies and probably STILL the best adaptation of any Raymond Chandler novel. It includes one of the raciest scenes of double entendre dialogue ever put to celluloid.

We follow this up with a movie every inch as good but definitely unique unto itself: the Coen Brothers’ beloved The Big Lebowski which follows out of work aging hippie Jeff Lebowski (in a career best performance by Jeff Bridges) who finds himself playing gumshoe along with his Vietnam vet bowling partner Walter (in another career best performance by John Goodman) to try and solve the kidnapping of a wealthy businessman’s trophy wife. Along the way, the two trip through 1990’s Los Angeles and trade barbed dialogue with known pornographers, German nihilists who used to be part of a 1980’s electronica band, female contemporary artists who may be looking for fathers for their children whom they don’t have to see at social gatherings, and more.

So come join us for what we hope will be on the most fun, instructive, and classic double features you’ll see this Spring.

Best always,

Craig Hammill

35mm Secret Movie Club Founder.Programmer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR OUR DRIVE-IN CINEMA SERIES

REFUNDS:

We can offer refunds up to 24 hours before showtime. Please request a refund through Eventbrite and we will process ASAP. After that, no refunds. Sorry.

HELPFUL DRIVE-IN CINEMA TIPS:

Please make sure you know how to hit off your car headlights before attending. For newer cars, the process is usually:

1. Activate the Parking Break.

2. Make sure the lights are switched to off.

3. Then turn the car on. The lights will stay off unless they are manually turned on. Repeat the process to turn them off again. 

Bring warm clothes, blankets, a few layers just in case it gets chilly and you don’t want to run your car the entire movie (although you totally can if you want).

Make sure you know how to work your CAR RADIO so you can TUNE to any frequency you want.

The earlier you arrive, the better space/closer to the screen you will get! Once you get parked, you can totally leave the lot, go to get food, come back.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS:

You can always email us at community@secretmovieclub.com or sales@electricduskdrivein.com with any other questions, concerns, thoughts, recommendations.

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