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Batman Returns

Batman Returns

“HELLo tHERE.”

In the second of Tim Burton‘s blockbuster BATMAN films, the legendary hero (Michael Keaton) does battle against the slinky, mysterious Cat Woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the diabolically bizarre, sinister Penguin (Danny DeVito). Can Batman (Michael Keaton) battle two formidable foes at once? Especially when one wants to be mayor and the other is romantically attracted to Bruce Wayne?

BATMAN RETURNS is the rarest of Hollywood beasts — a sequel that’s better than the original.” (Boston Globe)

“The strange, ambitious character work that comprises Batman Returns is wrapped in the perfunctory framework of a Tim Burton superhero film.” (Slant Magazine)

Saturday, December 22
Doors 9:45 pm | Movie 10:15 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 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.

BATMAN RETURNS (Tim Burton, 1992 / 126 mins / PG) Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin – a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Selina Kyle, Max’s secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman – a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.

A View to a Kill

A View to a Kill

A newly developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions soon lead him to big industry leader Max Zorin. Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: A View To A Kill

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: A View To A Kill

“I’ll fill you in later, Moneypenny.” The Gentlemen Hecklers (aka comedians Harris Anderson, Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha and Rachel Schaefer) provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad, cheesy, or so bad-they’re-good in a cheesy-kinda-way films! Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing make your favourite “guilty pleasure” movies even better… By talking you through them! For… Continue Reading

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Join us on Saturday, September 3 for an evening dedicated to one of the most prolific authors of horror fiction ever, Stephen King. King’s work has been the basis for countless classic movies, and we’ve selected three of our favourites as part of Stephen King Triple Feature. Rob Reiner’s beloved coming-of-age tale Stand by Me… Continue Reading

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

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True Romance

True Romance

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Wayne’s World 2

Wayne’s World 2

To mark our run of the new documentary LIVE FROM NEW YORK (June 15-18), it seemed like an excellent idea to give some screen time to one of the most loved films to come out of a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch, WAYNE’S WORLD. Party on! And then we thought, “let’s live in the now,” and… Continue Reading