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Total Recall (30th Anniversary Restoration)

Total Recall (30th Anniversary Restoration)

Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) seems to have it pretty good in 2084 A.D. A heavily muscled construction worker, he boasts a beautiful wife, Lori (Sharon Stone), good friends, and a technologically advanced home featuring video phones and even video walls. But he is haunted by dreams of a mysterious brunette woman and the red wastelands of Mars. Quaid visits Rekall, a unique travel agency that implants the memory of an adventure into its customers’ minds, to get the chance to live out his Martian fantasies. When something goes terribly wrong and a blocked off portion of his mind is activated, Quaid finds himself at the center of a dangerous conspiracy. He must travel to Mars and get to the bottom of why he is being hunted by trigger-happy henchmen. But how can he know that what he’s experiencing isn’t just part of the Rekall experience? Are the mutant revolutionaries on Mars his allies, enemies, or complete fabrications? And is the lovely brunette at his side nothing more than a figment of his imagination?

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox and Michael Ironside, Paul Verhoeven‘s TOTAL RECALL tells the story of a construction worker who suddenly finds himself embroiled in espionage on Mars and unable to determine if the experiences are real or the result of memory implants. Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s short novel, “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”, TOTAL RECALL is a truly visionary film ahead of its time. Released in 1990, the film features a career best performance from the legendary Schwarzenegger, and for its 30th anniversary in 2020, was restored from a scan of the original 35mm negative at Technicolor LA in tiff 16 bits format. Colour-grading was supervised by Jérome Bigleur at Hiventy. The restoration crew paid particularly high attention to preserve special effect continuity.

“Just because it made loads of money…doesn’t mean Total Recall isn’t ruggedly individualistic art!” (The Village Voice)

Friday, November 6
Doors 10:10 pm | Movie 10:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted. (Language warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

TOTAL RECALL (Paul Verhoeven, 1990 / 113 mins / 14A) Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he’s off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

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… Continue Reading

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