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.