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Actor: Charlize Theron

The Road

The Road

Viggo Mortensen delivers a powerful performance in THE ROAD, a dystopian, post-apocalyptic survival film based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name. Set in a bleak, American wasteland of the future, what’s left of the USA is a grim, gray shadow of itself following a catastrophe. A man (Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) wander through this world, trying to keep the dream of civilization alive. They journey toward the sea, surviving as best they can on what they can scavenge, and try to avoid roving gangs of savage humans who will turn them into slaves, or worse. Also starring Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall.

“…. A resounding triumph. Stunning landscape photography sets the melancholy mood, and Nick Cave’s wrenching score reinforces it. But it is the performances that ultimately hold the film together.” (Time Out)

“A Trojan-horse blockbuster that promises the wham-bam of apocalypse while actually delivering the quiet pain of human intimacy, THE ROAD might just be one of the most heartfelt end-of-the-world movies yet made.” (Times UK)

The most arresting aspect of “The Road” is just how fully the filmmakers have realized this bleak, blighted landscape of a modern society reduced to savagery.” (New York Times)

One of the most chillingly effective visions of the world’s end ever put on screen — and a heart-rending study of parenthood, to boot.” (Empire Magazine)

Thursday, October 8
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK 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.

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 ROAD (John Hillcoat, 2009 / 111 mins / 14A) A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there.

 

CANCELLED Bombshell

CANCELLED Bombshell

Dearest Friends and Rio Family: Starting tonight, we will be temporarily dimming our lights and powering down the projector. Some events are being postponed, and others canceled – we will do our best to connect with ticket-holders and advise them of future plans as soon as they are made clear to us. In the meantime,… Continue Reading

Long Shot

Long Shot

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for… well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his… Continue Reading

Tully

Tully

Writer Diablo Cody, director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR), and star Charlize Theron reunite with TULLY, a film that can easily be viewed as something of a thematic, spiritual sequel to both the Oscar-winning JUNO (directed by Reitman, from Cody’s Oscar-winning script) and 2011’s sorely under-seen coming-of-age comedy YOUNG ADULT. In this very modern… Continue Reading

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

What a lovely day! Australian director George Miller managed to reboot his own iconic MAD MAX franchise with the triumphant 2015 release of the universally acclaimed FURY ROAD, a commercial and critical hit that went on to win numerous accolades, including six Oscars. Tom Hardy stars as the titular Mad Max Rockatansky alongside Charlize Theron,… Continue Reading

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

What a lovely day! Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, January 25 for an all-day, all MAD MAX movie marathon to benefit Aussie Bushfire Relief. In celebration of Australia Day (January 26), we are ready to throw our support to our friends and loved ones in “the land down under” the best way… Continue Reading