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Heavy Metal (40th Anniversary Screening!)

Heavy Metal (40th Anniversary Screening!)

“Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!”

We’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of one of the ultimate, hands-down hoser animated cult-classic HEAVY METAL with a late night screening on Saturday, August 14. This cinematic slice of 80s-era superhero sci-fi Canadiana (we’re talking John Candy, Al Waxman, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty et all) is best appreciated on the big screen (and with our big sound!).

Based on the popular magazine of the same name, HEAVY METAL interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction and erotic fantasy with a killer soundtrack that features Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth and Stevie Nicks.

“Regardless of its dated stylishness (which still holds up remarkably well a decade plus later), Heavy Metal was a pioneering film in 1981 and remains a pivotal and influential body of art today.” (Film.com)

Saturday, August 14
Doors 10:00 pm | Movie 10:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, August 18 Encore Screening!
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <riomanagers@gmail.com> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

HEAVY METAL (Various, 86 mins / 1981 / 18A) A glowing green orb (the Loc-Nar – the personification of ultimate evil in the universe) terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror in this sweeping story of the battle of good against evil, told through an anthology of short animated films. Based loosely on the American magazine “Heavy Metal,” and the French magazine “Métal Hurlant”.

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

“There is no Dana. Only Zuul.” Ivan Reitman‘s original GHOSTBUSTERS remains one of the most defining blockbusters of the 1980s, and features standout performances from an all-star, A-list cast that includes Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and a ghost that gets off on sliming unsuspecting victims. Costumes are… Continue Reading