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Commando

Commando

“I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I’m very hungry!”

It’s summer, people! And that means… We fight for love, and we’re going COMMANDO to do it. In this classic slice of 80’s action-movie goodness, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force – and he always got the toughest jobs done. When he is forced back into action after his young daughter is kidnapped (Alyssa Milano), he has to find her (I mean, she’s “the boss.”) Can Matrix fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army? With the help of a feisty stewardess (Rae Dawn Chong) and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: Finding his daughter… Before she’s killed.

“Rae Dawn Chong lights up the film like a firefly, Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a certain light touch of his own, [and] the result is palatable action comics.” (Variety)

Tuesday, July 9
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change
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.

COMMANDO (Mark Lester, 1985 / 90 mins / 14A) Retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix lives with daughter Jenny in isolation, but his privacy is disturbed by former commander Franklin Kirby, who warns him that his fellow soldiers are getting killed one by one. After Kirby leaves, Jenny is kidnapped by former Latin American dictator Arius, who wants Matrix to restore him to power. Instead, Matrix sets out to take down the rogue leader and rescue his daughter.

Clueless

“Rollin’ with the homies….” Since it’s March, and it’s #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re totally gonna toast one of the most ferosh movies directed by a fantastic female, like e-ver, as a Friday Late Night Movie, like OK? And that’s CLUELESS, from writer-director Amy Heckerling (the high-larious genius she-brain behind FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH and LOOK WHO’S… Continue Reading

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

“Hey, pretty girl, time to wake up.” The Rio Theatre is pleased to present David Lynch‘s sexy, dreamlike and twisty neo-noir MULHOLLAND DRIVE on Monday, April 17. Lynch wrote and directed this story about two women (including Naomi Watts,in her star-making turn) who find themselves walking a fine line between truth and deception in the… Continue Reading

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Barry Sonnenfeld‘s film adaptation of THE ADDAMS FAMILY re-introduced the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, and altogether ooky TV family to a new generation in the 1990s, thanks in large part to some eerily perfect casting and fantastic onscreen chemistry (Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia as Morticia and Gomez? Amazing!). In this take, the eccentric lifestyle of… Continue Reading

The Hunger

The Hunger

“Nothing human loves forever.” Toast and honour the life and art of trailblazer, trendsetter, icon, musician and actor David Bowie with your friends and fellow fans in a darkened movie theatre. Join us for a screening of one of Bowie’s most memorably stylish roles in Tony Scott’s directorial debut, the erotically-charged goth cult-classic vampire romance… Continue Reading