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Actor: Helen Horton

Alien

Alien

“Listen to me! If we break quarantine, we could all die.”

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.

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)

“We marvel at how the filmmaker generates so much tension and sweat with a bare minimum of moving parts.” (Globe and Mail)

Friday, September, 18 SOLD OUT!
Doors 10:00 pm | Movie 10:30 pm *Start time subject to change.

Wednesday, September 23 Final screening!
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change.
Tickets $15 advance 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.

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