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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

From the directors of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE comes the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs – which became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Golden Globe nominees Emma Stone and Steve Carell shine as, two legends trapped in one of the biggest news stories of the decades. While the two were on opposites sides of a binary argument, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. With Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue and Fred Armisen.

This is a seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film based on the most deadly serious sporting contest of modern times: the Battle of the Sexes tennis match of 1973 in a packed Houston Astrodome. Emma Stone aces it in tennis’s biggest grudge match.” (The Guardian)

“It’s a champ!” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tuesday, January 2
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance 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.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2017 / 120 mins / PG) The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 16 for a baseball doubleheader featuring two summertime classics, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and BULL DURHAM. See one, or see ’em both! Director Penny Marshall‘s landmark comedy-drama A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN follows a group of rag-tag female baseball players… Continue Reading

Singles

Singles

“I just happened to be nowhere near your neighborhood.” In the wake of Chris Cornell‘s untimely passing, everyone here at the Rio Theatre has been left reminiscing about the fabled, plaid flannel- coated soundtrack to the “Dream of the 90s,” and talking about what we (now) consider to be one of rock’s richest eras. Cameron… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Independence Day

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Independence Day

“Nuke ’em. Let’s nuke the bastards. “ On Wednesday, November 9, The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre with the ultimate post-US election night sci-fi-action thriller: INDEPENDENCE DAY. Yes, the Gentlemen are going all out (Big Willie Style!) with one of the 90s’ biggest and baddest (in a good way) guilty pleasures that asks… Continue Reading

Casper

Casper

“Get an afterlife.” Get into the spirit of things this October at the Rio Theatre with our only Friday Late Night Movie this Halloween season, CASPER. Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci star in this star-studded 90s-kid staple about a paranormal expert and his daughter who bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts… Continue Reading

Spaceballs

Spaceballs

“I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate.” Join us at the Rio for our Friday Night Late Night Movie Night: Aug 28th Tickets $6 advance / $8 door Advance tickets available at www.riotheatretickets.ca *Must be 19+ with ID for entry and bar service. **Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door. Doors 11:30pm… Continue Reading