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Actor: John Hurt

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She’s known it since she was a young girl, when she would magically connect with distant voices on her father’s shortwave radio.

She’s known it since college, when she chose the search for intelligent extraterrestrial messages as her discipline.

She’s known it since she bargained for just hours a week of satellite time to sweep the heavens for evidence.

And she knows it every time she stares at the countless stars dappling the infinite night sky… Something is out there.

In this Robert Zemeckis-directed adaptation of Carl Sagan’s best-selling novel, rebel astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) races to interpret a possible message originating from the Vega star system. Once first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway contends with restrictive National Security Advisor Kitz (James Woods) and religious fanatics bent on containing the implications of such an event. An incredible message is found hidden in the signal, but will Arroway be the one to answer its call? Also starring Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey.

Less sci-fi blockbuster, more spiritual thinkpiece, this is a Close Encounters Of The Third Kind for the X-Files generation.” (Empire Magazine)

“Jodie Foster makes getting lost in the stars an exhilarating adventure.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Tuesday, July 23
Doors 8:50 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome 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.

CONTACT (Robert Zemeckis, 2017 / 150 mins / 14A) Based on the sci-fi novel by Carl Sagan, CONTACT is a story about an encounter with alien intelligence, involving one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

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Alien

Alien

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