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Actor: Jennifer Lopez

The Cell

Enter the mind of a killer…

The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on January 21 with director Tarsem Singh‘s stylish, sexy psychological thriller THE CELL. Jennifer Lopez stars as psychotherapist Catherine Deane, who has developed a technique to enter the unconscious mind of another. Now, in a desperate attempt to save an innocent life, she enters the mind of a comatose serial killer to find his latest victim–a young woman whom the maniac has kidnapped and imprisoned in a torture chamber.But once inside the killer’s subconscious, a terrifying maze of horror, can Deane return with her life–and her mind–intact? Also starring Vince Vaughan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Colton James, Dylan Baker, Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

“Like [anyone’s] imagination, the movie’s landscape is littered with half-remembered pop artifacts… what’s different is that Tarsem, a commercial and video director here making his feature debut, sticks the protagonists in a garden of unearthly delights.” (New York Daily News)

Friday, January 21
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

All events at the Rio Theatre are currently operating at 50% capacity (In other words… lots of room to spread around!). Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure entry and seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end one hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

In accordance with the province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions.

THE CELL (Tarsem Singh, 2000 / 107 mins / 18A) “The Cell” takes a shocking, riveting mind trip into the dark and dangerous corridors of a serial killer’s psyche — a psyche that holds the key to saving the killer’s final, trapped victim who remains alive. Making this journey into the recesses of a killer’s nightmarish fantasy world is Catherine Deane, a psychologist who has been experimenting with a radical new therapy. Through a new transcendental science, Catherine can experience what is happening in another person’s unconscious mind.



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