Aug. 8 event will include screening of cult comedy film, contests, bowling and live music

TIPTON, Iowa–The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association will host its first-ever Hardacre "Big Lebowski" Festival this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

The event will include a screening of "The Big Lebowski," a 1998 cult comedy film from the Oscar-winning Coen brothers ("Fargo," "No Country for Old Men"), contests, live music from the Tipton-based rock band Home Brew Heroes and bowling at Tipton's bowling alley, Cedar Lanes.

The event is sponsored by the HTPA, a nonprofit group raising funds to renovate Tipton's historic Hardacre Theater. Learn more at

What:    Hardacre "Big Lebowski" Festival

Who:    Festival director, fans of the film, Tipton rock band Home Brew Heroes

When:    Saturday, Aug. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

The festival director is available for interviews Wednesday through Saturday.

Where:    Tipton High School auditorium (second floor)

400 E. 6th Street

Tipton, IA 52772

Cedar Lanes

605 E. 7th St.

Tipton, IA 52772

Contact: Will Valet

Vice President, Hardacre Theater Preservation Association