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Actor: Harrison Gilbertson



After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

“Writer/director Leigh Whannell gives us a glimpse of the near-future and it’s both fascinating and terrifying.” (Toronto Star)

Leigh Whannell’s hi-fi, lowbrow gem from the House of Blum is exactly the sort of sick, satisfying Grand Guignol genre flick you want smuggled in among the big-ticket summer blockbusters right now... Resistance is futile. High-grade grindhouse glee is your reward.” (Rolling Stone)

“UPGRADE is the kind of movie that gets the audience’s fist-pumping, then it gets them thinking, then it gets utterly insane, in all the best ways. It demands a rewatch as soon as possible.” (Film Threat)

“UPGRADE only wants to have great, gory fun.” (Globe and Mail)

Tuesday, July 17
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Friday, July 20
Doors 8:15 pm | Move 8:45 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

UPGRADE (Leigh Whannell, 2018 / 95 mins / 18A) A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.


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