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Actor: Catherine O'Hara

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join us at the Rio Theatre this October for one of the most-requested titles we get, and haven’t been able to screen… until now! Tim Burton‘s beloved cult-classic musical THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a stunningly original and visually delightful work of stop-motion animation, a perfect holiday treat for movie-lovers of all ages. The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry. Featuring the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Paul Reubens.

Friday, October 23 Almost SOLD OUT!
Doors 5:40 pm | Movie 6:10 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Monday, October 26 Tickets Going FAST!
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:10 pm*Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted. (Language warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Tim Burton, 1993 / 76 mins / G) Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

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Home Alone

Home Alone

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground… Continue Reading

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

“It’s showtime.” Yes, it’s happening! We’re officially in Halloween mode and featuring old-skool classics including Tim Burton‘s BEETLEJUICE, which is getting the prime-time treatment on our screen this October. After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the… Continue Reading

Beetlejuice (30th Anniversary Screening!)

Beetlejuice (30th Anniversary Screening!)

It’s showtime. Can you believe Tim Burton’s classic BEETLEJUICE turns 30 this year? Neither can we! Newly remastered in 4K, this family-favourite is a Halloween staple for us, and it’s returning to our screen on Sunday, October 28. Starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Catharine O’Hara. “The film is a dazzling… Continue Reading