Drink White Russians with The Dude from The Big Lebowski, watch Brief Encounter unfold in a train station waiting room or creep around a museum after lights out before a screening of A Night At The Museum, as Worthing’s excellent On Location film festival returns for a second year.

The event was launched by film fan Pete Fijalkowski in collaboration with Worthing Film Club, to encourage people to visit unfamiliar places in the town and to “add value” to favourite films. Last year saw Indian restaurant Chilkas serve up beer, bhajis and a Bollywood classic, Carnival Of Souls screened in a nightclub on the pier (complete with Gothic organ music) and audiences playing pool together after watching 1960s film The Hustler.

“Last year’s On Location film festival was such a success, we decided to do it again, but go for bigger and bolder ideas this time,” says director Stefan Sykes. “Each screening is an event in itself; it’s more than just showing the film. We were really taken aback at how people entered into the spirit of the event last time, with more people coming in costume to screenings, and that’s something we will actively encourage this year. There is something for everyone – both young and old, lovers of arthouse or mainstream cinema.”

The Worthing Library screening of Francois Truffaut’s 1966 sci-fi film Fahrenheit 451 – about a future society where all books are banned – has already sold out. Similarly, Brief Encounter at Worthing Train Station (complete with tea, cakes and 1940s costume) is proving so popular, organisers have scheduled an additional showing for 3pm on Sunday, October 3 (£8.50/£6.50). This Sunday sees the Coen brothers’ classic comedy The Big Lebowski projected over the bowling lanes at AMF Bowling. Ticketholders can sip The Dude’s trademark White Russian cocktail while watching the film, then play a game after the film (7.45pm, £12.50/£10.50). Worthing Museum opens after hours on Friday, September 24, for a screening of A Night At The Museum, which will see children greeted by characters from the past who will lead them into the museum’s gallery for the film (5.45pm and 8.30pm, £7.50). The festival closes on Wednesday, September 29, with the Aintree pub in Thorn Road turning into a vintage rock venue featuring 1970s DJs and a record stall for a showing of Julian Temple’s documentary Oil City Confidential – about the unlikely rise of Dr Feelgood. Tribute act The Thames Delta Hogs will get everyone in the mood with classic Dr Feelgood numbers (7.45pm, £8.50/£6.50).

* Times and prices vary, tickets available from Coast Café, Beach Parade, near Splash Point, Mooeys Café, Chapel Road, or the Tourist Information Centre on the seafront or by calling 01903 216937. Visit www.worthingfilmclub.com for details.