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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.

Mandy

Mandy

Destined for life on the midnight movie circuit, Panos Cosmatos‘ MANDY is one of the most punishing, blood-soaked, hallucinogenic revenge odysseys to hit screens in some time – and perfect for a Friday Late Night screening on June 14. Set in the Pacific Northwest’s Shadow Mountains in 1983, MANDY sees Red (Nicolas  Cage, in what… 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: 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