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The Fly

The Fly

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

In 1986, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg cemented his iconic status thanks to this bold remake of THE FLY, a wildly imaginative work of poignant, weirdly romantic body horror that perfectly showcases his darkest sensibilities, dry humour, and a masterful understanding of the devastating potential of practical VFX.

In what is easily a career defining performance, Jeff Goldblum stars with Geena Davis (at one time, they were the tallest real-life couple in Hollywood) as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his “telepod,” which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether — but he doesn’t know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly.

“‘The Fly’ seizes on our ingrained, instinctive horror of sexuality, the sense of shame that our fundamentally puritanical society can’t help but teach us, and by confirming our worst fears, helps us, for a moment, to move beyond them.” (Chicago Tribune)

Cronenberg’s most triumphant and accessible film to date.” (Empire Magazine)

Wednesday, October 28
Doors 7:55 pm | Movie 8:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors permitted 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

THE FLY (David Cronenberg, 1986 / 96 mins / PG) When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

“It’s showtime.” After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success.… Continue Reading

Earth Girls Are Easy

Earth Girls Are Easy

“Cuz I’m a blonde, B-L-O-N-D. Cuz I’m a blonde, Don’t you wish you were me?” In this out-of-this-world 80’s musical comedy adventure that revels in its own 80’s-era So-Cal chic, Geena Davis plays Valerie, a manicurist living in the valley with her cold fiancé, Dr. Ted Gallagher. At the Curl Up and Dye beauty salon… Continue Reading

Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise

“I don’t ever remember feeling this awake…” Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to… Continue Reading

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 16 for a baseball doubleheader featuring two summertime classics, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and BULL DURHAM. See one, or see ’em both! Director Penny Marshall‘s landmark comedy-drama A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN follows a group of rag-tag female baseball players… Continue Reading

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

“It’s showtime.” Yes, it’s happening! We’re officially in Halloween mode and featuring old-skool classics including Tim Burton‘s BEETLEJUICE, which is getting the prime-time treatment on our screen this October. After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the… Continue Reading

Beetlejuice (30th Anniversary Screening!)

Beetlejuice (30th Anniversary Screening!)

It’s showtime. Can you believe Tim Burton’s classic BEETLEJUICE turns 30 this year? Neither can we! Newly remastered in 4K, this family-favourite is a Halloween staple for us, and it’s returning to our screen on Sunday, October 28. Starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Catharine O’Hara. “The film is a dazzling… Continue Reading