Dearest Friends and Rio Family: Effective immediately. we will be temporarily dimming our lights and powering down the projector. Some events are being postponed, and others canceled – we will do our best to connect with ticket-holders and advise them of future plans as soon as they are made clear to us. In the meantime, stay safe out there! We’ll let you know when we’re able to start buttering your popcorn again, and we look forward to seeing you then. We’re gonna get through this, people! Until then, lots of love from everyone at the Rio. xoxox
“In space, no one can hear you scream.”
As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes all the names throughout one of the most iconic sci-fi action franchises films of all time. As March is Women’s History Month, we couldn’t think of a better Friday Late Night Movie to salute the annual celebration than this fan favourite that features such a pioneering lead female character, and game-changing performance from Weaver.
In this modern horror classic set in deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma…. Also starring Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright.
“The first part of the movie is essentially Marx in space, and the second part of the movie is Darwin in space.” (The Stranger)
“Seen again a quarter-century later, we marvel at how the filmmaker generates so much tension and sweat with a bare minimum of moving parts.” (Globe and Mail)
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change.
Tickets $13 advance HERE | $13 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes accepted for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
***Advance ticket sales for the double bill will end at 7:00 pm. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door.
ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979 / DCP, 117 mins / 14A) The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them