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Stand By Me (35th Anniversary Screening!)

Stand By Me (35th Anniversary Screening!)

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a final 35th Anniversary encore screening of director Rob Reiner‘s STAND BY ME, one of the most popular cinematic adaptations from one of the most prolific authors of horror fiction ever, Stephen King. Based on his short story “The Body”, this nostalgic coming-of-age tale set in enigmatic Castle Rock, Oregon over Labor Day weekend, 1959 is a cinematic touchstone for 80s kids everywhere, and made stars out of its four young leads, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell.

After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, they encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. While just a lark at first, the boys’ adventure is colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world, and eventually evolves into a defining event in their lives. With Kiefer Sutherland, John Cusack, and Richard Dreyfuss. )

This is as fresh and moving as it was when it was first released. Superbly acted…the classic of its genre.” (Empire Magazine)

“It has aged into a staple of youthful nostalgia for its deft straddling of the line between childhood and adulthood… STAND BY ME gets its staying power from its well-measured bittersweet take on the good ol’ days, resulting from the combination of Rob Reiner’s intuitive knack for seeing through a child’s eyes and the writer’s brutal awareness of what comes afterward.” (Rolling Stone)


Sunday, September 12 Final Encore
Doors 3:55 pm | Move 4:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 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 <riomanagers@gmail.com> 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.

STAND BY ME (Rob Reiner, 1986 / 89 mins / PG) After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

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