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The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle‘s iconic 1968 fantasy novel THE LAST UNICORN comes to life in one of the most beloved animated features of the 80s – perfect for movie lovers of all ages! Directors Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass’ (the team behind numerous 70s-era children’s Holiday staples) THE LAST UNICORN features the star-studded vocal talents of Mia Farrow, Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury and a memorable soundtrack from the band America to tell an utterly enchanting story about a young, lonely unicorn who summons the courage to defeat a villainous King…

When the young unicorn (Farrow) learns that she’s in danger and that she may soon be the last of her kind, she leaves the safety of her protected forest and enlists the help of a gentle, albeit clumsy, sorcerer named Schmendrick (Arkin) to embark upon a long and dangerous journey with one goal: to defeat Haggard (Lee) and save the unicorns from extinction.

“A story filled with genuine sweetness and mystery… An unusual children’s film in many respects, the chief one being that it is unusually good.”” (New York Times)

“Some horrific moments (the mark of the best fairytales) and some sublimely witty lines.” (Time Out Magazine)

“It possesses a lyric grace and flights of surreal fancy that set it apart from many other animated productions… Childrens’ movies are often riddled with bizarre anachronisms, and this one is no exception. It’s full of rich ideas and revisions of outdated, sexist stereotypes, and thereby feels more modern than many animated classics. Additionally, it’s often gorgeous: The lushly rendered landscapes are impeccably drawn. Plus, it’s so endearingly odd.” (The AV Club)

December 1
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

December 8
Doors 3:00 pm | Movie 3:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE LAST UNICORN (Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, 1982 / 92 mins / G) From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly’s words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

In 1969, seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a seedy, rundown hotel with a dark past that straddles the border between California and Nevada. Over the course of one fateful night the strangers – a cleric, a soul singer, a traveling salesman, two sisters, the manager and… Continue Reading

Starman

Starman

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a double bill highlighting two great performances from an enduring actor’s career that we can totally abide by: Jeff Bridges. At 6:30 pm we’ll be screening Peter Bogdanovich‘s work of sentimental 50’s coming-of-age drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, followed by John Carpenter‘s sci-fi romance STARMAN at 9:00 pm.… Continue Reading

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a double bill highlighting two great performances from an enduring actor’s career that we can totally abide by: Jeff Bridges. At 6:30 pm we’ll be screening Peter Bogdanovich‘s work of sentimental 50’s coming-of-age drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, followed by John Carpenter‘s sci-fi romance STARMAN at 9:00 pm.… Continue Reading

The Big Lebowski BZZR Garden

The Big Lebowski BZZR Garden

Hey, MAN!!! Come out to the Rio Sunday December 4 for FilmSoc’s annual BIG LEBOWSKI BZZR Garden!!! It’s totally FREE (except the bzzr and other beverages) and wear a costume to maybe win a prize??? Doors are at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30pm 19+ event!   Continue Reading

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Inspired by the beloved 1943 novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is an utterly charming stop-motion and computer animated adaptation directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) that features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Riley Osborne… Continue Reading

The Big Lebowski – Thank You! Free Screening!

The Big Lebowski – Thank You! Free Screening!

Hey, man. We wanted to throw a little “thank-you” screening and party for the People of Vancouver in appreciation and acknowledgement of all their enthusiastic help and support in helping to #SavetheRio over the past six (!) months. Seriously – we could not have done this without you!! And, ya know, since we’re all really… Continue Reading