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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Why so serious?

We’re kicking off 2020 with our annual New Year’s Day Hangover Movie Marathon! Is there a better way to ring in the New Year than in the dark with friends (or solo, no judgement!), some big screen classics, buttery popcorn and a little bit of ye olde “Hair of the Dog?” (We don’t think so, either.)

This year, we’re featuring Studio Ghibli favourite MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, David Bowie in Jim Henson‘s puppet-filled musical classic LABYRINTH, the Coen BrothersTHE BIG LEBOWSKI (it really ties the day together, man), and Heath Ledger‘s Oscar-winning turn as “The Joker” in Christopher Nolan‘s THE DARK KNIGHT.

THE DARK KNIGHT is the follow-up to the genre re-defining BATMAN BEGINS (2005), and reunites uts writer, producer, and director Christopher Nolan with Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective. But soon the three find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as “The Joker” (Heath Ledger, in his iconic, Oscar-winning performance), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman.

See one – or, if you’re up for it – see ’em all for one sweet, sweet price!

“Heath Ledger’s performance is monumental.” (Empire Magazine)

“‘The Dark Knight’ is not a simplistic tale of good and evil. Batman is good, yes, The Joker is evil, yes. But Batman poses a more complex puzzle than usual: The citizens of Gotham City are in an uproar, calling him a vigilante and blaming him for the deaths of policemen and others. And the Joker is more than a villain. He’s a Mephistopheles whose actions are fiendishly designed to pose moral dilemmas for his enemies.” (Roger Ebert)

Wednesday, January 1
Doors 8:30 pm Movie 9:15 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Friday January 3

Doors 7:15 pm Movie 7:45

Advance tickets $13 HERE

$13 at the door

Why not make it a Hangover Movie Marathon on January 1st for $35 HERE? (Limited Hangover Movie Marathon day passes available)

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19 w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

Friday, January 3
Doors 7:15 pm | Movie 7:45 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

THE DARK KNIGHT (Christopher Nolan, 2008 / 152 mins / 14A) Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

Set in the glittery Britain of the early 1970’s, director Todd Haynes‘ (CAROL, I’M NOT THERE, FAR FROM HEAVEN) sumptuous 1998 glam rock fantasia VELVET GOLDMINE epitomizes the sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll of the era, “an orgiastic celebration of high-camp fakery and gender-fluid sexuality, full of decadent dandies, dazzling fabrics and daring fabrications.” (… Continue Reading



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American Psycho

American Psycho

“Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?” Author Bret Easton Ellis‘ highly controversial AMERICAN PSYCHO was, for years, considered too outrageous and gratuitous to make the bloody leap to the big screen. But in 2000, it did, courtesy of visionary Vancouver-based director Mary Harron (who memorably blends gore, violence and social satire with a… Continue Reading