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Actor: Gary Oldman

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman took home a well-deserved Oscar for his career-high performance in the role of a lifetime, as Winston Churchill, in director Joe Wright‘s (ATONEMENT, PRIDE & PREJUDICE) DARKEST HOUR (which was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards, including Best picture). This thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. With Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Lily James.

Balances the great orator’s public triumphs with more vulnerable private moments of self-doubt, elevating the inner workings of British government into a compelling piece of populist entertainment.” (Variety)

Considered as history, this film offers the public a few new insights and details about the practice of statecraft in a time of crisis.” (The New York Times)

Gary Oldman brings a wicked wit and compassionate heart to the role, one for which he seems almost superhumanly suited for – and that’s really saying something, consider how many great actors have played Churchill.” (Toronto Star)

Sunday, April 15
Doors 2:15 pm | Movie 2:45 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Tuesday, April 17
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 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.

DARKEST HOUR (Joe Wright, 125 mins / PG) In 1940 the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing it will mean the end of the British Empire.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

“I have crossed oceans of time to find you…” Yes, it’s happening! We’re kicking off Halloween weekend with a Hallowinona Double Bill featuring two classics starring Winona Ryder – BEETLEJUICE and BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA. Francis Ford Coppola‘s gorgeously goth, Oscar-winning adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s iconic novel stars Gary Oldman in the title role as a… Continue Reading

Leon: The Professional

Leon: The Professional

Join us on Thursday, July 20 for a double double bill bill featuring two (two!) phenomenal titles from director Luc Besson and two (two!) memorable performances from Gary Oldman – LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL at 6:30 pm followed by THE FIFTH ELEMENT at 9:00 pm. LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm Single… Continue Reading

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Join us on Thursday, July 20 for a double double bill bill featuring two (two!) phenomenal titles from director Luc Besson and two (two!) memorable performances from Gary Oldman – LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL at 6:30 pm followed by THE FIFTH ELEMENT at 9:00 pm. LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm Single… Continue Reading

Sid & Nancy

Sid & Nancy

Gary Oldman is spellbinding in his breakthrough performance as Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in Alex Cox‘s landmark look at one of the most notoriously dysfunctional (not to mention tragic) takes on one of rock ‘n roll’s most well known love stories, SID & NANCY.  Borderline Shakespearean in its arc, the film follows the breakout success… Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Details: Join us at the Rio Theatre on January 21 and January 22 for a weekend-long  HARRY POTTERTHON! Muggles of all ages welcome in the balcony, and audience costumes are both welcome and encouraged. Get ready for trivia, costumes, drink specials, and some magical surprises! On January 21 we’ll be screening Harry Potter films 1-4,… Continue Reading

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Details: Join us at the Rio Theatre on January 21 and January 22 for a weekend-long  HARRY POTTERTHON! Muggles of all ages welcome in the balcony, and audience costumes are both welcome and encouraged. Get ready for trivia, costumes, drink specials, and some magical surprises! On January 21 we’ll be screening Harry Potter films 1-4,… Continue Reading

True Romance

True Romance

Before becoming one of contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and culturally relevant directors, Quentin Tarantino had a little luck penning some scripts that would eventually be made into cult-classics by Tony Scott and Oliver Stone. Both offbeat and romantic (not to mention ultra-violent) road trip flicks, TRUE ROMANCE and NATURAL BORN KILLERS are getting the back-to-back… Continue Reading