Join us at the Rio Theatre for a special presentation of cult 80s sci-fi adventure classic The Last Starfighter, presented in partnership with our friends at Storm Crow Tavern on Commercial Drive and the brand-new Storm Crow Alehouse on Broadway. (What does this mean? Here’s what this means: Show your online receipt/ticket/proof of purchase to The Last Starfighter and get 10% off your bill at either location on Sunday, July 31! Start making plans now, people.)
Trailer-park teenager Lance Guest (Alex Rogan) is an average American kid who regularly escapes from his humdrum mid-80s existence by playing video games – and he’s really good at one in particular, Starfighter. After finally achieving the high score, he attracts the attention of the game’s designer, the affable Centauri (Robert Preston), who reveals that Starfighter is actually a training ground for developing and recruiting pilots to help fight a real war… In space. Soon, Alex is whisked away to the outer reaches of the galaxy, where Starfighter is being played for real – and with deadly consequence and lives at stake. Alex is compelled to join Centauri’s Star League to do battle with the evil Kodan forces, and gets some help along the way from the lizard-like Grig (Dan O’Herlihy).
Sunday, July 31
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE / $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE LAST STARFIGHTER (Nick Castle, 1984 / 101 mins / PG) A discouraged video-gaming teenager finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force – in space.