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Ready Player One (2D)

Ready Player One (2D)

Iconic director Steven Spielberg unabashedly embraces 80s nostalgia in the eye popping sci-fi adventure READY PLAYER ONE, adapted from Ernest Cline’s (he also co-wrote the screenplay) 2011 novel of the same name.

In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.

READY PLAYER ONE is a sweetly nostalgic thrill ride that neatly encapsulates Spielberg’s strengths while adding another solidly engrossing adventure to his filmography.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“As ever, Spielberg is ready to play. Are you? Game on.” (Rolling Stone)

“This is Spielberg’s biggest crowd-pleaser in years.. It’s also his most stylized movie since AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, though a lot more fun, with a cavalcade of visuals leaving the impression that he watched a bunch of Luc Besson movies and decided he could outdo them all. The result is an astonishing sci-fi spectacle and a relentless nostalgia trip at once.” (IndieWire)

Sunday, May 20 *Sharp! Please arrive on time.
Doors 4:30 pm | Movie 5:00 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Wednesday, May 23
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 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.

READY PLAYER ONE (Steven Spielberg, 2018 / 140 mins / 14A / 2D) When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman took home a well-deserved Oscar for his career-high performance in the role of a lifetime, as Winston Churchill, in director Joe Wright‘s (ATONEMENT, PRIDE & PREJUDICE) DARKEST HOUR (which was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards, including Best picture). This thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World… Continue Reading

I Am Heath Ledger (Directors in Attendance!)

I Am Heath Ledger (Directors in Attendance!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the poignant and moving documentary, I AM HEATH LEDGER, an intimate look at the life and career of an extraordinarily talented actor whose life was cut tragically short. This feature-length documentary portrait from Vancouver-based director Derik Murray (I AM CHRIS FARLEY) and Adrian Buitenhuis (HUANG’S WORLD) celebrates Ledger’s… Continue Reading

Slow West

Slow West

Michael Fassbender “does his best Clint Eastwood” in SLOW WEST, an unusual western from newcomer John Maclean. Winner of the coveted World Cinematic Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the film “…veers between the iconic and the bizarre… an absurdist, episodic road movie that itwes more to surreal art films like Jim Jarmusch’s… Continue Reading