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The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a big screen, big sound tribute to the man behind the Rolling Stones‘ drum kit, the late, great Charlie Watts.

We’ll be presenting a very special double bill featuring the rarely-seen, meticulously restored and fully-realized version of the legendary (but never released film) CHARLIE IS MY DARLING: IRELAND, 1965 alongside Albert and David Maysles’ indelible account of their notorious Altamont engagement, GIMME SHELTER.

#MusicMonday September 13
Doors 5:30 pm | Show 6:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $22 HERE | $22 at the door

Intermission 7:05 pm

Sunday, September 19 Encore showing
Doors 2:45 pm | Show 3:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $22 HERE | $22 at the door

Intermission 4:20 pm

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this double feature.

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 Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

“Ooh, a storm is threatening
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Ooh yeah, I’m gonna fade away…”
Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade’s dreams into disillusionment.

“Equal parts essential and chilling, Gimme Shelter provides a spine-tingling look at how the Rolling Stones’ music paralleled the end of the counterculture movement.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“It’s knowing about the killing, and waiting for it to happen on the screen that gives the film its energy and thrust.” (Village Voice)

“Many people saw the Manson Family murders of actress Sharon Tate and her friends in August 1969 as the death of the ’60s dream. Altamont, you could say, was the final nail in the coffin. Gimme Shelter leaves the viewer to decide which party was holding the hammer.” (Pitchfork)

GIMME SHELTER (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, 1970 / 18A / 91 mins) The landmark documentary about the tragically ill-fated Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Only four months earlier, Woodstock defined the Love Generation; now it lay in ruins on a desolate racetrack six miles outside of San Francisco.