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What Every Notable Place in 'The Big Lebowski' Looks Like Now

Published On 10/27/2015 Published On 10/27/2015
Dustin Downing/Thrillist

Do you ever happen upon The Big Lebowski and wonder what it would be like if Jeff Lebowski landed in LA now, almost 20 years later, did a J, then toured his old hangs? No? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!? Well... we did, which is why we got the littlest Lebowski, fired up the '73 Ford Torino, and drove from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo, and up to Pismo (or just, you know, around LA) to see what those hangs look like now. Mark it, dude.

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Ralphs

1745 Garfield Rd, Alhambra
Though they wouldn't sell him all the ingredients for a White Russian, the little Duderino found some of his iconic half-and-half and downed it right on the spot. This aggression stood, man.

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Sobchak Security

6757 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Once a Dude-approved weed dispensary, the former Hollywood-ish site of Sobchak Security is now a Western Union, liquor store, and Redling Fine Art, none of which are holding the dirty undies.

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Nihilist Pancake House

6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles
Though the Dude is never seen there in the movie, the little Dude loves it -- 'cause it was actually shot at Dinah's, which is a runner-up on our list of the best fried chicken in LA.

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Larry Sellers' house

1824 Stearns Dr, Los Angeles
No iron lung inside. No car outside. Same paint job.

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Big Lebowski's mansion

10231 Charing Cross Rd, Los Angeles
Unsurprisingly, the millionaire Lebowski wouldn't let the little Lebowski inside, whether or not he's an Urban Achiever.

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Crane Jackson's Fountain Street Theatre

630 Broadway, Downtown
The cycle -- the what have you -- was shot at this Downtown theatre, which was showing Donnie Darko soon after we showed up. And yes, that makes just about as much sense as the landlord's dance (also, it's nowhere near the In-N-Out, sadly).

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The bowling alley

5227 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Sadly, no strikes or gutters, but just as many rules, because: it's an elementary school. For 8-year-olds, dude.

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The site of the dumpster crash

6319 La Mirada Ave, Los Angeles
We fired up the Creedence and found the exact spot where the dude hits the dumpster after being chased by Da Fino. Marvel at the differences! 

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The Dude's bungalow

608 Venezia Ave, Venice
Why isn't the little Dude in this pic? Because he's in bed with his special ladyfriend trying to conceive, that's why.

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1. Ralphs 1745 Garfield Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

The little Duderino finds his iconic half-and-half at this Ralph's location and downs it right on the spot.

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2. Redling Fine Art 6757 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The former Hollywood-ish site of Sobchak Security, as depicted in The Big Lebowski, is now a Redling Fine Art, Western Union, and liquor store, none of which are holding the dirty undies.

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3. Dinah's Family Restaurant 6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

This fried chicken spot was a runner-up on our list of the best fried chicken in LA, and for good reason. Some of the area's best pancakes, fried chicken and other southern classics await in a diner-style space.

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4. Larry Sellers' House 5998 Pickford St, Los Angeles, CA 90035

This is Larry Sellers' home in The Big Lebowski where Walter interrogates Larry and loses it on a red corvette.

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5. Big Lebowski's Mansion 10231 Charing Cross Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

This is the real location of the fictional mansion of Jeffrey "Big" Lebowski; unsurprisingly, the millionaire Lebowski wouldn't let the little Lebowski inside, whether or not he proved himself as an Urban Achiever.

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6. The Palace Theatre 630 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

This iconic downtown theatre seats 1,000 and hosts movies, concerts, and other events.

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7. Kingsley Elementary School 5227 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The former site of a bowling alley, this location featured in The Big Lebowski is now home to an elementary school.

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8. Dumpster 6319 La Mirada Ave,, Los Angeles, CA 90038

This is the exact spot in The Big Lebowski where the dude hits the dumpster after being chased by Da Fino.

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9. The Dude's Bungalow 608 Venezia Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291

This is the real life location of the charming yet fictional The Big Lebowski bungalow owned by the Dude.

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