Our hearts are literally on fire in anticipation for Wednesday, May 9, when The Gentlemen Hecklers (who wrote jokes for Netflix‘s latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000) return to the Rio Theatre to provide live, hilarious commentary for a very special treat – writer-director Sylvester Stallone’s thoughtful ode to Reagan-era USA/USSR cold-war tensions, the gloriously ripe slice of mid-80’s fromage (and montage!) ROCKY IV (aka, “the one with Dolph Lundgren, Brigitte Nielsen, and James Brown, the Godfather of Soul“). The rest of the loyal ROCKY gang (including Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, and Burt Young) are along for the ride in this one, too.
Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.
“Sylvester Stallone is back for the fourth time (as Rocky) when an invincible computer-trained Soviet boxer kills his friend in a one-sided bout. Rocky must get ready for one more impossible bout against a clobbering cluck who probably couldn’t get his own grandma to root for him. Even though there is probably never any real doubt as to the outcome, this film will likely have viewers on their chairs’ edges one more time.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
Wednesday, May 9
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Advance tickets $12 HERE | $14 at the door
*Must be 16+ w/ ID for entry. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Sorry, Regular Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event. (But #SavetheRio Indiegogo “perk” passes are! Please redeem at the door.)
Promotional consideration by the fine folks at The Stormcrow Alliance. www.stormcrow.com
ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985 / 91 mins / PG) After reclaiming the boxing championship title, Rocky Balboa plans to retire and live with his wife, Adrian. However, during an exhibition match, Rocky’s friend Apollo Creed is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking Russian newcomer Ivan Drago. Rocky vows payback against Drago and flies to Russia to train for a Christmas Day fight. Despite their different training methods, Rocky and Drago both wage a long and intense match.