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The Room (Hosted by Greg Sestero!)

The Room (Hosted by Greg Sestero!)

“Oh, hai Mark!”

Yes, really! The Rio Theatre is beyond excited to welcome back our longtime friend, actor and bestselling author Greg Sestero to the venue for an illuminating night of behind-the-scenes goodness on the pop-culture masterpiece that is everyone’s all-time, hands-down favourite “best-worst” movie ever: THE ROOM.

More than just a regular screening of THE ROOM, Greg – aka “Mark” in the film, and whose subsequent 2013 memoir The Disaster Artist was adapted into the 2017 feature film of the same name – will also present his own short documentary The Disaster Artist, answer your many burning questions, sign copies of his book, and more! (Fun fact: It was at this same event at the Rio, in 2014, that James Franco first saw THE ROOM – and later that night, the two shook hands on adapting the feature! What a story!!!)

A marvel of modern cinema, THE ROOM is so powerful that it will, literally, “tear you apart.” (Or, maybe just your brain. And occasionally your eyeballs.) In the pantheon of you-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it best-worst movies, it’s quite possible that nothing tops THE ROOM. It’s the CITIZEN KANE of bad movies!

And truly, truly, the best (trust!) way to experience this “masterpiece” is in the dark, on the big screen, and with a packed audience  of confused (and enthused!) lovers of director Tommy Wiseau‘s bizarre cinematic oddity that has morphed into a pop-culture phenomenon. Also: #spoons. Audience costumes welcome and encouraged!!

Monday, November 5 Second screening added!

Doors 8:30 pm | Showtime 9:30 pm**Start time subject to change.

Advance tickets $22 SOLD OUT. Rush seating may be available immediately prior to showtime. First come, first served.  | $25 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are not applicable to this event.
**Audience costumes welcome – and encouraged! (Don’t forget to bring your spoons…)

THE ROOM (Tommy Wiseau, 2003 / 99 mins / 18A) Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.
Live Script Reading & Screening of THE ROOM with Greg Sestero!

Live Script Reading & Screening of THE ROOM with Greg Sestero!

On May 27th, Rio Theatre is tackling something weirdly special for the 13 year anniversary of THE ROOM! A full-length live script reading of actor/director/producer/screenwriter Tommy Wiseau’s very first draft of THE ROOM, with dialogue and plot events that’re very different from the polished version that wound up on-screen. Greg Sestero will be here in… Continue Reading