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“Snap out of it!”

Oh, Marone!!! We’re getting right into the Valentine’s Day groove with one of the most beloved romantic comedies in the history of romantic comedies on February 8 – Norman Jewison‘s MOONSTRUCK.

Cher – in what may be her best onscreen performance, and the role that won her a Best Actress Oscar – is an absolute revelation as the dowdy, frumpy, and all outta luck Italian-American widow Loretta, who accepts a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), a man she does not love, before managing to somehow fall head-over-heels for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage, never better). Though Loretta tries to resist his “wolfish” charms, Ronny (who lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and as a result has no love for him) pursues her while Johnny is out of the country dealing with their ailing mother in Italy. As Loretta begins to fall hard for Ronny, she blossoms into a new woman, her love a catalyst for transformation – and she comes to learn that she’s not the only one in her family with a secret romance. Also starring Olympia Dukakis (who took home a Best Supporting Actress Oscar), Vincent Gardenia, John Mahoney.

“This is a movie that makes you want to sing “Boheme” and walk in the moonlight and move to Brooklyn.” (New York Daily News)

Even better? Why not make it a Friday Night Double Feature with another Nic Cage classic – WILD AT HEART – for one sweet price?!

Friday, February 8

Doors 8:50 pm | Movie 9:20 pm
Single Film Tickets $10.50 advance HERE | $12.50 at the door


Movie 11:30 pm *As this is screening as part a double bill, the start time is subject to change.
Single Film Tickets $10.50 advance HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! (Please note WILD AT HEART is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ W/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film.

Friday Night Double Bill Film Tickets
$14 advance HERE | $16 at the door

MOONSTRUCK (Norman Jewison, 1987 / 102 mins / PG) Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Do the Right Thing

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Leon: The Professional

Leon: The Professional

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