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Commando

Commando

“I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I’m very hungry!”

It’s summer, people! And that means… We fight for love, and we’re going COMMANDO to do it. In this classic slice of 80’s action-movie goodness, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force – and he always got the toughest jobs done. When he is forced back into action after his young daughter is kidnapped (Alyssa Milano), he has to find her (I mean, she’s “the boss.”) Can Matrix fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army? With the help of a feisty stewardess (Rae Dawn Chong) and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: Finding his daughter… Before she’s killed.

“Rae Dawn Chong lights up the film like a firefly, Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a certain light touch of his own, [and] the result is palatable action comics.” (Variety)

Tuesday, July 9
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

COMMANDO (Mark Lester, 1985 / 90 mins / 14A) Retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix lives with daughter Jenny in isolation, but his privacy is disturbed by former commander Franklin Kirby, who warns him that his fellow soldiers are getting killed one by one. After Kirby leaves, Jenny is kidnapped by former Latin American dictator Arius, who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

(Yes, it’s back!) Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most requested double header blockbusters that we get – James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 1 & 2 – on silver screen, (big and loud) where it belongs. See one, or see ’em both! In this sequel set eleven years after the original THE TERMINATOR,… Continue Reading

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator (1984)

(Yes, it’s back!) The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on August 23 with one of our all-time summer favourites: James Cameron‘s original 1984 dystopian masterpiece THE TERMINATOR – on the silver screen (big and loud), where it belongs. Disguised as a human, a seemingly indestructible cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold… Continue Reading

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt. Join us at the Rio Theatre for a(nother!) 30th Anniversary screening of one of the 80s’ biggest sci-fi action-horror-thrillers (it really does have everything), PREDATOR. In director John McTiernan‘s blockbuster, Arnold… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Running Man (1987)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Running Man (1987)

The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, March 16 with another fine feature from the Arnold Schwarzenegger canon, THE RUNNING MAN. Schwarzenegger is reunited with his PREDATOR costar Jesse Ventura in this adaptation of Stephen King‘s dystopian, sci-fi novel (set in an authoritarian USA in, ummm, 2017) of the same name. (Maaaaan,… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Predator (87)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Predator (87)

The Gentlemen Hecklers are celebrating seven high-larious years of riffing cinema’s best, worst, and string-cheesiest titles on Wednesday, September 11 with a special anniversary show featuring one of the 80s biggest and baddest (in a good way) sci-fi action horror thrillers (it really does have everything): PREDATOR! In John McTiernan‘s classic, Austrian Arnold Schwarzenegger stars… Continue Reading

The Running Man (1987)

The Running Man (1987)

Join us at the Rio Theatre for our Friday Late Night Movie THE RUNNING MAN. Friday, August 7 Doors 11:30 | Movie 11:59 Tickets $6 in advance or $8 at the door Advance tickets at www.riotheatretickets.ca *Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door. *All tickets 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. THE… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Batman & Robin (1997)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Batman & Robin (1997)

Join The Gentlemen Hecklers on Wednesday, September 12 as they celebrate an incredible six (!) years of movie riffing at the Rio Theatre by cracking wise with a screening of Joel Schumacher‘s BATMAN & ROBIN. (Yes… The one with George Clooney. And Uma Thurman. And Ah-nuld!) The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the… Continue Reading